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Flask with Inlaid Lotus Design

December 31, 1199
Cleveland Art
Art and Calligraphy
Abbasid Caliphate

Flask with Inlaid Lotus Design



Flask with Inlaid Lotus Design 청자 상감 연꽃무늬 편호 (靑磁象嵌蓮花文扁壺) 1200s-1300s Korea, Goryeo period (918-1392) Stoneware, celadon with inlaid decoration Gift of Mrs. Lewis B. Williams 1975.99 DID YOU KNOW? The shape of this bottle can be traced all the way back to an ancient Persian pilgrim’s flask. DESCRIPTION Toward the late 14th century, the overall quality of techniques involved in making celadon works sharply deteriorated. In contrast to translucent greenish blue celadon works of the 12th century, this flask possibly dated to the late 14th century, has brownish green glaze. And its inlaid design also shows a clear sign of decline in craftsmanship. Nevertheless, less attention to techniques gave a way to a freer style pottery called buncheong in the succeeding centuries. CITATIONS Lee, Young-hee. "The Study on Techniques and their Interrelations among Craft Arts of the Goryeo Dynasty [고려시대 공예기법 연구 상호관련성을 중심으로]." Misulsa hakbo 22 (2004): 133-170. Sparkles of Jade: Goryeo Celadon [高麗青磁 : ヒスイのきらめき]. Ōsaka: Ōsaka: Shiritsu Tōyō Tōji Bijutsukan, 2018. Goryeo: The Glory of Korea [대고려, 그 찬란한 도전]. Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 2018. Goryeo Dynasty: Korea's Age of Enlightenment, 918-1392. San Francisco: Asian Art Museum, 2003. Kim, Yoon-jeong. "Influence of Yuan Dynasty Wares on the Inlaid Celadons of the Late Goryeo Period [高麗後期 象嵌靑磁에 보이는 元代 磁器의 영향]." Musul sahak yeongu (March 2006): 163-205. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 364

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Very good information.


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