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Cupstand with incised designs


Artwork Details

Cupstand with incised designs
circa 12th century
stoneware with celadon glaze
2 x 5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. (5 x 13.8 x 13.8 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Although the cup is missing, the cup would have been designed to match the stand that held it. Typically used to hold wine.

Physical Description:

It consists of three parts : a cup stand with perforated base, a gentle curved wing and everted foot. The edges of the wing and the cup stand are decorated with fret designs.

This is a round cup stand, a typical form of 12th century Goryeo celadon. The tray of the stand is incised with three chrysanthemum patterns, and encircling the rim is a fret pattern. The entirely glazed foot retains refractory spur marks. This is a defected product, the rim and foot of which have become warped during firing. The glaze is partially oxidized, giving the saucer a brown hue, but it was produced as a high-grade object.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.126]

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