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Rare,Large Iron Slip Coated,Inlaid White Slip,Celadon Maebyung

Rare,Large Iron Slip Coated,Inlaid White Slip,Celadon Maebyung


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre 1492: Item # 1324045

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An Extremely Rare,Very Large Iron Slip Coated, Inlaid White Slip and Celadon Glazed MaeByung-12th C.: This maebyung vase formed with high, rounded shoulders, tapered body, flat foot with shallow recessed base, short neck and cup-form mouth with slightly extended rim, decorated on opposite shoulders with two Ginsang leaves and stems incised and inlaid with white slip and the broad leaves scraped through the iron coating and hen applied with white slip, and then the surface covered by a celadon glaze which pools in looped and vertical rivulets in several areasof the body and which is concentrated in one section below the neck and in several areas above the foot in mist-like patches, the interior of the mouth also coated with iron slip and celadon glaze and the base bearing traces of iron coating and celadon glaze, the recessed base unglazed, slight kiln grit adhesion on the foot, small places in the iron coating revealing the clay body of the vessel colored rust from the firing. It’s in very fine condition without any cracks or repairs but firing glaze discoloration. It measures 13.5’ h. x 8.5” d. (34.4cm h. x 21.7cm). (6.7cm mouth and 14cm base). *** A very identical decoration and MaeByung sold, Christie’s, New York, Oct. 31, 1996, lot #19, April 24, 1997, lot #12, and other similar MaeByung vases published “The Radiance of the Jade and the Clarity of Water”, Korean ceramics from the Ataka Collection, lot #27 and 29.