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An image of Cupstand with hexagonally scalloped flange by

Korea

Title
Cupstand with hexagonally scalloped flange
Other titles:
Cupstand of hexagonally scalloped flange with inlaid decoration of eight flowers, on pedestal foot
Place of origin
Korea
Period
Goryeo dynasty 918 - 1392 → Korea
Year
13th century-14th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
celadon with inlaid decoration of eight flowers
Dimensions

6.5 x 13.7 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Peter Elliott 1998
Accession number
232.1998
Location
Not on display
Further information

Towards the mid 1100s an important innovation took place in the decoration of Koryo celadons. This was the use of an inlay technique known to Koreans as 'sanggam'. The decoration is carved or incised into the unglazed body and inlaid with white or black slip, before glazing. Delicate floral decoration as seen on this cupstand is typical of 'sanggam' designs, which catered to the refined tastes of the Koryo aristocracy.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.184.

Bibliography (2)

John Guy, Oriental trade ceramics in southeast Asia, 10th to 16th century: selected from Australian collections, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Bodor Collection, Melbourne, 1980.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 184 (colour illus.).