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Korean Vintage Goryeo Celadon glazed porcelain Koro of Lotus Sculpture
This Korean Goryeo Celadon glazed porcelain Koro of Lotus Sculpture is a very popular piece and can be seen all over Korea as well as in the export market. See more below regarding the history and making of Goryeo. They are very popular and in my opinion very beautiful. Koro is the Japanese name for incense burner but many just use them as ornaments. It is handmade in pieces, some parts may be slip cast. The top is a cut out reticulated ball for the incense to escape. The center is a beautiful large flowering lotus, and the additional bottom stand is held by three bunny feet. It is made with many details. The crazing is a normal part of these pieces like with Satsuma. The artist name is signed on the bottom with the red stamp of the kiln or company. It is in very good condition with no cracks or chips and with age appropriate surface wear. It is probably between 30-40 years old. maybe a little older. The original incense burner, National Treasure No. 95, is in the National Museum in Seoul.
Size: Height 6.357 inches or 16.3 cm, Width 5.34 inches or 13.7cm by 5.304 inches or 13.6 cm, Weight 785 grams or 1.73 lbs.
History of the Style of Goryeo Celadon 고려 청자
This style of Goryeo Celadons dates back to the Goryeo Kingdom from 918 to 1392 Goryeo celadon pottery is one of this period's most notable products. Since that time, the style and designs have been reproduced differently over the centuries.
The ceramics of Goryeo are considered by some to be the finest small-scale works of ceramics in Korean history. Glazes were usually various shades of celadon, with browned glazes to almost black glazes being used for stoneware and storage. Celadon glazes could be rendered almost transparent to show black and white inlays.
While the forms generally seen are broad-shouldered bottles, larger low bowls or shallow smaller bowls, highly decorated celadon cosmetic boxes, and small slip-inlaid cups, the Buddhist potteries also produced melon-shaped vases, chrysanthemum cups often of spectacularly architectural design on stands with lotus motifs and lotus flower heads. In-curving rimmed alms bowls have also been discovered similar to Korean metalware. Wine cups often had a tall foot which rested on dish-shaped stands.
Excerpt from, and please See more on Wiki about related history and other Korean art.
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