Bowl with Chrysanthemums and Lichi

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

13th century

Porcellaneous stoneware with inlay decoration under celadon glaze

3 x 7 1/2 inches (7.6 x 19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 237, Asian Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Brian M. Salzberg in memory of Savi and Betty Salzberg, 2005

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In the early twelfth century Korean potters invented the sanggam inlay technique seen on this bowl. To produce sanggam inlay, a decoration unique to celadon wares, designs are incised into the clay and then filled with white or red slip (liquid clay). The vessel is then covered with a translucent celadon glaze before firing. When fired, the white and red clay slip creates white and black contrasting motifs under the glaze.

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