Stoneware with black and white inlay and celadon glaze
H. 12 3/16 in. (31 cm); Diam. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
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The wine bottle shape, with an ovoid body tapering gracefully into a tall, flaring neck, is one of the classic vessel shapes of the Koryo dynasty. It occurs frequently in bronze as well as celadon, and also in ordinary gray black pottery. The decoration on this bottle—scrolling vines composed of white chrysanthemum blossoms and black leaves—is typical of fully slip-inlaid celadon. The same designs appear repeatedly on other twelfth to thirteenth century examples.