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Ewer


Creation date: 12th century (or 13th century)
Creation place: Korea

Other Information

Type: Porcelain Ewer
Medium and Support: Porcelain
Credit Line: Gift of Eugene and Marian Gabrych
Accession Number: 2002.167
Dimensions: 10 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 6 in. (26.99 cm x 19.05 cm x 15.24 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gabrych, Fallbrook, California ( - December 28, 2002)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 28, 2002 - )

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Asia Crossroads installation
October 2003
A brilliant example of Koryo celadon, this pear-shaped ewer (from the twelfth/ thirteenth century) conforms to the rules of classicism, such as well-balanced form, stability of structure, and mastery of technique. The harmonious mood it conveys encourages thoughtful observation. Is the glaze color blue or green? Is there a pattern of lotus sprays delicately incised on the body of the ewer that is barely visible through the translucent glaze?
Last Updated: 5/23/2014

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 53, Figure Number: 53

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