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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1100 - 1200 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Thrown and carved stoneware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 32, shelf 2

With a greenish glaze colour derived from iron, this plain bottle with a wide mouth and unglazed base was made in Korea during the Koryo dynasty, a period of large-scale ceramic production. On the shoulder, a curved incised line creates visual interest and separates the smooth neck from the lobed body. Close cultural and political contacts between China and Koryo Korea led to the production of similar vessels in both states during the 11th to 13th centuries.

Physical description

The dished-mouth vase has a scalloped line incised around the shoulder. The glaze colour shades downwards from greenish-brown to greyish green. The base is unglazed with sandmarks.

Colour: Brownish and greyish green

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1100 - 1200 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Thrown and carved stoneware


Height: 26.6 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, carved stoneware with greenish-brown 'celadon' glaze, Koryô period, ca. 1100-1200, Korea

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

Rackham, Bernard Catalogue of the Le Blond Collection of Corean Pottery, London, 1918, p.27
Catalogue of the Le Blond collection of Corean pottery.
London: V&A,

Labels and date

Glazed stoneware vases and bowl
Korea, Koryo dynasty, (33) 1050-1150; (34) 1100-50; (35) 1100-1200
Museum nos. C.526, 540, 525-1918. Given by Aubrey Le Blond [2009]




Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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