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Koryo Celadon Double-Gourd Vase, Koryo Dynasty, 11th-12th c. A.D., Korea. Height: 34.9cm © Zetterquist Galleries.

A large stoneware vase of double-gourd form, standing on a short rounded foot-rim. The body is decorated with shallowly incised floral decoration typical of the decorative style in the 11th – 12th centuries. The entire vase is covered in a blue-green crackled celadon glaze which fired to a brownish color in patches on the back. There is extensive body cracking on one side, repaired with Japanese gold lacquer.

A piece of similar form from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka is published in their 1992 catalog “An Introduction to Koryo Celadons”, Pls. 57 and 59.

From a private Japanese collection.

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