A KOREAN CELADON LOBED CUP AND CUPSTAND KOREA, KORYO DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY |
400,000 - 600,000 HKD
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- cup 9.3 cm, 3 5/8 in.stand 15.5 cm, 6 1/8 in.
the cup with deep rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a hexafoil rim with the upper sides divided into six lobes with subtle grooves, the rim and foot bordered with bands incised with scrollwork repeated at the spreading pedestal foot of the associated stand, surmounted by a similarly lobed 'dish' and a raised platform finely incised with varying foliate motifs, both the cup and stand covered in a sea-green glaze
Compare three cups and cupstands of similar lobed form, in the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, included in the Museum’s exhibition Koryo Celadon Masterpieces, Seoul, 1989, cat. nos 85, 86 and 87; another in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of the Le Blond Collection of Corean Pottery, London, 1918, pl. 46; and a third from the collection of G.St.G.M. Gompertz and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated in Yun Yong-i, Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum: A Complete Catalogue, Cambridge, 2006, pl. 51. See also a cup and saucer sold in our London rooms, 10th June 1986, lot 212; another from the collection of Ether Shields Garrett, sold at Christie’s New York, 2nd December 1986, lot 161; and a further group from the Pilkington collection, sold in these rooms, 6th April 2016, lot 93. Similar cupstands have been recovered from the Yuch’ŏn-ri kiln site; see two reconstructed examples included in the Special Exhibition of Ceramics in Koryŏ Dynasty from the Kiln Site of Yu-Cheun-ri, Guan-gun, Cholla-buk-do, Ewha University Museum, Seoul, 1983, cat. no. 111.