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Given by Sheila E. Hoey Middleton
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Simple glazed ceramics with refined shapes were popular in Korea during the Choson period (1392-1910). Though some wares were painted with underglaze decoration, many plain white or near white ceramics were also produced throughout the Choson period. The aesthetic these pieces embody is seen as reflecting the austere ethos of Confucian thought, which was embraced by the Choson dynasty.
This piece is a fragment of an offering dish. Many dishes like this were produced between 1400 and 1600 for use in Confucian ancestral shrines.
Fragment of dish with high foot. Bluish white glaze, pooled in places. Glazed foot with raised ring and shallow firing cracks. Kiln material adhered to foot and interior of dish. Thick walled: up to 15mm.
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Diameter: 145 mm, Height: 58 mm
Cer, Korea, stoneware fragment, Choson period
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Middleton, Sheila. "Choson Period Sherds from the British Embassy Site, Seoul." in Orientations 23:12 (December 1992): 57-60
Shape is typical of pieces produced between 1400 and 1600
East Asia Collection