Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

12th century

Porcelain with celadon glaze and incised decoration

2 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches (7 x 8.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Brian M. Salzberg, 2002

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This lovely small cup for tea or wine is an outstanding example of 12th century Korean celadon ware. It has a finely crackled glaze inside and out, with a delicate key-fret border at the lip rim. There are three small pontil marks on the foot where the supports were for firing in the kiln. A small flaw at the rim repaired in gold lacquer adds an accent to the cup. The shape, surface sheen, texture and weight in the hand make this a fine example of celadon ware.