pitcher shaped like a melon; short, curved spout; handle rises above spout height at top; small cover with tiny loop on top, resembling a melon vine

Ewer in the shape of a melon, first half 12th century

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lid is a replacement

Many celadon ewers produced during the Goryeo dynasty mirror the shape of calabash gourds or melons, such as this graceful ewer for wine. The lid, now missing, would have continued the sectioned melon shape and was probably topped with a stem-shaped knob forming a loop, which would have allowed it to be threaded and connected to the pierced hole on top of the handle to prevent the lid from getting separated from the ewer.

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Ewer in the shape of a melon
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Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.486a,b
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 897
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pitcher shaped like a melon; short, curved spout; handle rises above spout height at top; small cover with tiny loop on top, resembling a melon vine