Ewer

Korean
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
12th or 13th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze over underglaze iron oxide
H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); Diam. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
AP 1972.14 a,b
Currently Not On View
Painted celadons dating to the Koryo dynasty bear resemblance to Chinese Cizhou wares and seem to represent a transition between the plain glazed and the inlaid Korean celadons. More casual in appearance than the inlaid wares, this ewer exhibits a freedom in shape and decoration that is rare among Korean celadons.

Provenance

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Dickes, New York, by 1968; (N. V. Hammer, Inc., New York) by 1970; purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1972.