pitcher form with pulled handle and spout; wide mouth; plate-shaped lid; glazed grey overall with underglaze iron floral patterns in brown

Ewer with floral design, 12th-13th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Korean potters produced celadons with underglaze iron-brown designs as early as the eleventh century. The majority of these pieces seem to have been created at local kilns which were not capable of producing the reduction (oxygen-free) atmosphere necessary to achieve celadon blue-green hues. Nevertheless, the elegant shapes and vigorous designs of Koryo iron painted wares are greatly admired.

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Ewer with floral design
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Artist
Accession Number
99.169a,b
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pitcher form with pulled handle and spout; wide mouth; plate-shaped lid; glazed grey overall with underglaze iron floral patterns in brown