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Greenware cup stand with cup

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Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    This type of fine celadon was made at Sadang-ri, Taegu-myŏn, Kangjin-gun, Chŏlla-namdo, in the first half of the 12th century AD.

    The deeply rounded cup has a short outward curved foot, and the stand is shaped like a dish with flat everted rim, a domed, hollow pedestal in the centre and a tall flared foot. Both pieces are of eight-lobed section, with matchingly shaped rim and foot, the dish with radiating grooves on the underside, but the pedestal has a circular rim. The cup is incised with a central flower-head and with small flower sprays in each lobe, both inside and outside, the stand has similar double flower sprays on the rim, fish among waves in the recessed centre, a flower-head on top of the pedestal, and deeply carved pendant petals with finely incised veins around it. The outside is plain, but the foot is incised with foliate sprays. Both pieces are fully covered with a fine transparent glaze of deep blue-green colour. The cup was fired standing on three small spurs which have left marks on the glazed base, and the stand shows three similar marks inside the foot; the foot itself has baked onto the support, which is partly adhering to the glaze. Both pieces have gold-lacquer repairs.

    A similar cup and stand from the tomb of King Injong in Changdan-gun, Kyŏnggi-do, in the National Museum of Korea, Seoul.

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