Pottery Ewer Inlaid with Celadon Green Willow Design
This celadon pottery ewer is inspired by the 12th century masterpiece listed as Korea's National Treasure No. 92. This ewer, or kundika bottle that was used for offering water to Buddha during prayer services, exhibits a well-proportioned shape with elegant curved lines. It is also one of the greatest remaining Goryeo dynasty (918-1392) relics displaying the fine workmanship of the dynasty's silver-inlaying technique. This practice of inlaying precious metal such as silver into the engraved lines on a metal surface is often compared with the unique inlaying technique of Goryeo celadon pottery.
The pottery ewer is decorated with white clay inlaid willow design which is delightfully contrasting the jade blue background. The peaceful scene of a lake with reeds and a willow tree exemplifies serenity for the viewer.
Size: Widest Diameter 5.1" x Height 13.4" (13 x 34cm)