Ewer

Ewer made of stoneware with celadon glaze over underglaze iron oxide with flower decoration.
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.