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Korean celadon-glazed bowl stand with dragon

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An image of Bowl stand with dragon. Unknown, pottery, Korea. Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware. This stand has a cup-shaped support, a broad tray and a low foot; the centre is open. Support and tray are both bordered by key-fret that is finely and regularly incised, and on the tray two tokkaebi ('ghost-faced') dragons are crisply carved. The piece is thin and finely potted; the glaze has a pale bluish-green jade colour with a subtle gloss and is evenly applied. The glaze has been wiped from the foot which shows traces of six fire-clay supports. The matching bowl is lost. Stoneware, thrown, luted, carved and incised, and celadon-glazed. Height, whole, 4.1 cm, diameter, overall, 13.0 cm, diameter, foot, 5.8 cm, circa 1150-1200. Koryo Dynasty.

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Bowl stand with dragon. Unknown, pottery, Korea. Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware. This stand has a cup-shaped support, a broad tray and a low foot; the centre is open. Support and tray are both bordered by key-fret that is finely and regularly incised, and on the tray two tokkaebi ('ghost-faced') dragons are crisply carved. The piece is thin and finely potted; the glaze has a pale bluish-green jade colour with a subtle gloss and is evenly applied. The glaze has been wiped from the foot which shows traces of six fire-clay supports. The matching bowl is lost. Stoneware, thrown, luted, carved and incised, and celadon-glazed. Height, whole, 4.1 cm, diameter, overall, 13.0 cm, diameter, foot, 5.8 cm, circa 1150-1200. Koryo Dynasty.

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  • Accession Number: C.63-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/20.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: GFX 50S
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 794 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 76.09kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 20/1
  • Captured: 2018:08:02 00:52:17

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12th Century bowl stand carved celadon glazed dragons Fitz_AA glazed green incised Korean Koryo Dynasty luted pottery stand stoneware thrown

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