Cupstand with hexagonally scalloped flange
- Other titles:
- Cupstand of hexagonally scalloped flange with inlaid decoration of eight flowers, on pedestal foot
- 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: Goryeo dynasty 918–1392
- 13th century-14th century
- celadon with inlaid decoration of eight flowers
- 6.5 x 13.7 cm
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr Peter Elliott 1998
- Accession number