Aug 30, 2016 Created by Korea Ministry of Culture,Sports and Tourism(MCST) ; and Korea Culture Information Service Agency(KCISA) ; Korea Wonju Museum
Celadon is made with a quality clay of high viscosity covered with calcareous glaze containing iron, which is baked in reduced flames with only a small amount of oxygen supply in over 1200 degree Celsius.
This artifact shows the typical glass used in the Goryeo dynasty. The wall of the cup is smoothly curved. A thin maze-like jagged broken-line pattern is engraved lightly across the surface of the glass.
Three petals form a stand for the dish. A thin layer of celadon green oil is covering the cup, gently revealing the engraved patterns. There are some tiny cracks of the glaze. Fine and rich clay was used, and the clear glaze shows the sophisticated beauty of the celadon.
* The cup was replicated and made into a cup that can be used in the kitchen. The reproduction shows the line pattern on the surface as well as the petal stand just as they are with the original.
A cup is familiar to us as it is still used today, and it can be used for various purposes in the kitchen.