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Korean Celadon Bowl - New Price

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1492: Item # 1180303
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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This bowl is a fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Koryo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century.

The inlaid motif, which figures on many bowls of that era, is a representation of a lotus, an important symbol in Buddhism, a strong influence on Korean art and culture at that time.

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The bowl, which dates from around the 11th-12th century, is in rather good condition. Around the mouth, a few glaze-less spots can be seen, but they might have been there since firing. The rim of the mouth shows traces of repair with lacquer and gold, probably made before the middle of the 20th century. Dimensions: 7.1 x 16.7cm (2.84 x 6.68 in); 285g (10 oz)

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