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Spoon

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    918 - 1392 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast, beaten Bronze

  • Museum number:

    M.58-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Korea, Room 47g, case 10

There are over forty Korean spoons in the V&A's collections. These graceful bronze spoons were created for daily use at home or in the royal court. This spoon with its gently curved handle and rounded end could date from the early Koryô period (918-1392) as it lacks the exaggerated curves and swallow-tail shaped end that were popular later in the Koryô period.

Physical description

The spoon has a long oval bowl. On the curved handle are four pairs of transverse incised lines. The spreading top has a longitudinal ridge and motifs composed of pricked dots. The end is rounded.

Colour: Bronze

Place of Origin

Korea (made)

Date

918 - 1392 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast, beaten Bronze

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 in, Width: 1.28 in bowl

Descriptive line

Spoon; bronze; Korea, Koryo dynasty (918-1392)

Categories

Ph_survey

Collection

East Asia Collection

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