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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1269-1329 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, thrown, with inlaid decoration under celadon glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 18, shelf 6

Physical description

The bowl is decorated with black and white inlay and covered with a greyish green celadon glaze. The interior carries two characters 'kisa' (a cyclical year), in the well, surrounded by a band of lotus petals, a frieze of ducks, willows and reeds on the sides and a grass border near the rim. The exterior carries chrysanthemum and cloud motifs between a band of lotus petals and a grass border. The glaze is badly degraded on the exterior.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1269-1329 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, thrown, with inlaid decoration under celadon glaze


Height: 8 cm, Diameter: 19 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, stoneware with inlaid decoration under a celadon glaze; Korea, Koryo dynasty, 1269-1329

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of the Le Blond collection of Corean pottery London: V&A, 1918, Cat. 94.


Celadon; Stoneware


Thrown; Glazed; Inlaid celadon

Subjects depicted

Reeds (plants); Willow tree; Ducks; Chrysanthemum; Lotus petal


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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