This Korean vintage Goryeo celadon kogo was made by the very popular Josen Ware. Josen is well known for their crackle porcelain celadon and are very popular. The crackle in the porcelain has to do with how it is made, it is not a problem, This was purchased from a seller in Japan and they were not sure of the exact age, I do not believe it is antique but it is not so new either. I believe it is safe to say and by appearances that it is about 30-40 years old. Josen loves to decorate with the beloved birds especially the cranes in many clouds motif. They are simply lovely. I am using the Japanese word kogo here as I am not sure of the correct Korean translation for kogo. A kogo is usually made for the tea ceremony, and holding small incense balls in as part of the ceremony. The kogo are also wonderful items of character to decorate with, and to place other small items in around the house. There are no accidental cracks or chips. The artist has signed it on the bottom with the name of Josen.
Size: Diameter 2.34 inches or 5.94 cm, Height .97 inches or 2.46 cm
History of the Style of Goryeo Celadon 고려 청자
This style of Goryeo Celadons dates back to the Goryeo Kingdomfrom 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.
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