Flowerpot Stand with Lotus Blossoms

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

19th century

Glazed porcelain with openwork and incised decoration

11 x 7 3/4 inches (27.9 x 19.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 237, Asian Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of an anonymous donor, 2003

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In the late Joseon dynasty the types of porcelain wares produced expanded beyond vessels used to serve food. This flowerpot stand, a good example of a nonfood container, is carved with an elaborate openwork design that suggests lotus blossoms growing in a pond. The open top allows for water drainage.

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