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Korean maebyong vase, inlaid with lotus flowers and a willow tree

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An image of Maebyong. Unknown, probably North Cholla province, Puan-gun, Yuch'on-ri kilns. Vase with willow trees, cranes and lotus design. This maebyong-shaped vase has a wide shoulder and a narrow base and rests on a broad low footring. The neck has been restored. The body is inlaid in black and white slip with two large lotus sprays with fully opened blooms, between painterly scenes of cranes under a willow tree. Around the base is a band of key-fret in white slip. The glaze is of opaque pale bluish-green tone, glossy, and with a fine crackle. The glaze has been wiped from the footring, which shows traces of ten fire-clay spurs. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon-glazed, height, whole, 34.6 cm, diameter, rim, 5.7 cm, diameter, foot, 12.2 cm, circa 1200-1250. Koryo Dynasty. Production Note: This type of maebyong was used as a container for fine wine, made from plum flowers or ginseng. It originally probably had a cover.

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Maebyong. Unknown, probably North Cholla province, Puan-gun, Yuch'on-ri kilns. Vase with willow trees, cranes and lotus design. This maebyong-shaped vase has a wide shoulder and a narrow base and rests on a broad low footring. The neck has been restored. The body is inlaid in black and white slip with two large lotus sprays with fully opened blooms, between painterly scenes of cranes under a willow tree. Around the base is a band of key-fret in white slip. The glaze is of opaque pale bluish-green tone, glossy, and with a fine crackle. The glaze has been wiped from the footring, which shows traces of ten fire-clay spurs. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon-glazed, height, whole, 34.6 cm, diameter, rim, 5.7 cm, diameter, foot, 12.2 cm, circa 1200-1250. Koryo Dynasty. Production Note: This type of maebyong was used as a container for fine wine, made from plum flowers or ginseng. It originally probably had a cover.

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  • Accession Number: C.80-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 173.43kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:04:22 23:03:04

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