Thursday, October 14, 2010
Vase with Chrysanthemum Design
Vase with Chrysanthemum Design inlaid under celadon glaze Koryo dynasty, Korea
Celadon-glazed ware of Korea began in the early Koryo dynasty. Celadon-glazed ware with inlaid white and black clay decorations, which is peculiar to Korea, emerged during the reign of King Uijong (1147-1170) and reached a pinnacle of technical development during the reign of the following king, Myongjong.
This vase, measuring 33.4cm high, is a fine example of inlaid and celadon-glazed ware dating from its most prosperous time. The form is well balanced with no dullness and the design of inlaid chrysanthemums is beautifully presented.