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Celadon Lobed Dish


Artwork Details

Celadon Lobed Dish
12th century
stoneware with celadon glaze
1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam


Subject Matter:

Made of carefully selected clay and glaze, this dish is of high quality. It is typical of wares produced of celadon in the first half of the Goryeo period, and the form is similar to those produced around Yongun-ri, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do. The glazing style is similar to that of tenth century Chinese Yue celadon.

Physical Description:

This olive-brown colored dish is of the finest quality, made from carefully selected clay and glaze. This dish provides a good illustration of the forms and production standards of celadon from the first half of the Goryeo period. The walls are thick, but the use of fine clay has produced a robust texture. The glaze was thinly applied, thus yielding opaque and smooth surface, similar to that of the 10th century Chinese Yue celadon. Its rim is shaped as six flower petals and repaired in three parts. Many vessels in this form were produced around Yongun-ri, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.

An olive-brown dish with thick walls and a robust texture. The galze is thing, creating an opaque and smooth surface. The rim is shaped like six flower petals and has been repaired in three places.

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