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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1150-1250 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, thrown, with inlaid decoration under celadon glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K, shelf 4

Physical description

The vase is pear-shaped with a long narrow neck rising to a flared mouth and has a small loop on each side of the neck. It has black and white inlay decoration underneath a greyish green celadon glaze. The decoration comprises a band of lotus petals round the shoulder and four chrysanthemum sprays and butterflies on the body. A large part of the rim has been restored, there are several cracks on the body and there is a chip on the foot.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1150-1250 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, thrown, with inlaid decoration under celadon glaze


Height: 38.7 cm, Diameter: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, stoneware with inlaid decoration under a celadon glaze; Korea, Koryo dynasty, 1150-1250


Celadon; Stoneware; Slip


Thrown; Inlaid; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Lotus petal; Chrysanthemum


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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