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Small conical bowl

Korean

Artwork Details

Small conical bowl
circa 12th century
Korean
Stoneware with celadon glaze
3 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 7 11/16 in. (8.5 x 19.5 x 19.5 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.300

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Clear and green glaze, damage to two parts of the mouth but near-perfectly preserved.

Physical Description:

Displaying a good sense of overall balance, the bowl’s glaze is also quite clear and green. It was fired after the entire foot was glazed and placed on three quartzite supports. There are marks of glaze running on both the inside and outside of the bowl, leaving an uneven surface. Bowls fired on quartzite spurs such as this one were mostly high-quality items. Apart from damage in two parts of the mouth, this piece is preserved in near-perfect condition.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.98]

It has a slightly outward flared rim and tapers abruptly to a narrow base. It has no underglaze decoration. There are three spur marks in eye. The glaze is greenish blue in color, leaning toward green, and the base clay contains some impurities.

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