An image of Cupstand with hexagonally scalloped flange

Unknown Artist

Cupstand with hexagonally scalloped flange

Other titles:
Cupstand of hexagonally scalloped flange with inlaid decoration of eight flowers, on pedestal foot
Location
Not on display
Further information

Towards the mid 1100s an important innovation took place in the decoration of Koryo celadons. This was the use of an inlay technique known to Koreans as 'sanggam'. The decoration is carved or incised into the unglazed body and inlaid with white or black slip, before glazing. Delicate floral decoration as seen on this cupstand is typical of 'sanggam' designs, which catered to the refined tastes of the Koryo aristocracy.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.184.

Place of origin
Korea
Period
Korea: Goryeo dynasty 918–1392
Year
13th century-14th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
celadon with inlaid decoration of eight flowers
Dimensions
6.5 x 13.7 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Dr Peter Elliott 1998
Accession number
232.1998