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Celadon Octagonal Bottle with Long Neck and Incised Lotus Design

UnknownGoryeo Dynasty, 12th century

Horim Museum

Horim Museum

This is a long-necked celadon bottle whose body and neck are octagonal in form. The entire surface is covered in a high-quality grayish blue glaze with a slight tint of light green. The glaze is slightly opaque with a subtle luster that exhibits a serene beauty. Numerous air bubbles are trapped beneath the glaze surface. The eight surfaces of the body are embellished with incised lotus flowers in full bloom, while the area around the foot is decorated with a band of lotus petals in relief. This celadon octagonal bottle displays a refined and graceful beauty in its long, slender neck and elegant, round body, and is regarded as the finest celadon bottle of its kind. The splendid combination of fine quality glaze, elegant and graceful shape, and elaborate decorative techniques makes it an exceptional work of art.

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  • Title: Celadon Octagonal Bottle with Long Neck and Incised Lotus Design
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Goryeo Dynasty, 12th century
  • Physical Dimensions: h35.4 cm
  • Provenance: Horim Museum
  • Type: Porcelain

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