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Cup stand with molded and inlaid slip designs


Artwork Details

Cup stand with molded and inlaid slip designs
13th century
stoneware with celadon glaze
2 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (6 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Usually accompanied by a matching cup, this type of cup and stand were typically used to hold wine.

Physical Description:

The cup rest is decorated with a lotus medallion with two rows of petals and its edge and foot are also shaped like a flower.The surface is coated with a greenish blue glaze. The edge and foot of the cup stand are decorated with white inlaid chrysanthemum motifs.

This is a cup stand used during ceremonies or rituals. The tray is white inlaid with lines and dots, and on each lobe of the tray is incised a pair of chrysanthemum florets inlaid with white and black slip. The pedestal for cup on the stand has the wall carved with inverted lotus petals with bland and white slip. The glaze is applied thickly and is partially oxidized, producing a green-brown hue.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p. 127]

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