An Extremely Rare and Fine Korean Celadon Inlaid Conical Formed Bowl-12th C.: Korea, Koryo dynasty, 12th century.
Of conical form rising evenly from a raised ring foot, inlaid on the interior in white and
black slip with four flying crames set on a ground of clouds in the shape of small starbursts,
the deep cavetto inlaid in white slip with a large chrysanthemum medallion and the interior rim
in white slip with a narrow band of foliage, the exterior of the bowl inlaid in white slip with
black-slip details with a wide band of floral arabesques swirling around four chrysanthemum
medallions below a band of further cranes and clouds.
The bowl covered with a grey celadon glaze of high luster, base glazed with three spur marks.
It’s in fine condition without any repairs or chips except for burial discoloration (or oxidation)
of a part of the exterior. It measures 18cm d.x 7.4cm h.
***A very identical bowl sold at Chritie’s, New York, Japanese and Korean art, Sept. 22, 2005-please see photo #6,
and see the Ataka collection in the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and Rhee Byung-chang,
Korai toji/Koryo Ceramics.