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Basin. Unknown pottery, Korea, North Cholla province. Puan-gun, Yuch'on-ri kilns or Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. The ten-lobed flower-shaped basin has a deeply lobed, flared rim, and a flared foot carved in ten petal-shaped divisions; on the outside the lobes are defined by carved lines and incised with lotus sprays, while the inside is incised with a large overall lotus leaf. The basin has three neat quartzite spur-marks on the base. Stoneware, thrown, indented, incised and celadon-glazed. Height, whole, 6.5 cm, diameter, mouth, 18.4 cm, diameter, foot, 10.0 cm, circa 1150-1200. Koryo Dynasty. Production Note: This is a rare example of a ewer accompanied by a basin. It is most likely to date from the mature period of Koryo celadon in the second half of the twelfth century, and to have been made either at Sadang-ri, Kangjin, or at Yuch'on-ri, Puan. See ewer and cover C.52 & A-1984.