FLOWERPOT STAND

 White porcelain with openwork lotus design
Accession No.00247
CollectionThe ATAKA Collection
Date 1Joseon dynasty
Date 216th-17th Century
PhotographKAZUYOSHI MIYOSHI
DescriptionThis piece seem to be a stand for flower pots. Ceramic flower pots were actually excavated from archaeological sites of palaces and kilns. Although the openwork decoration of lotus flowers seems schematic or simplified at first glance, the rampant vitality of the plants cannot be depicted in a better way. Just above the base is a band of lotus petals carved vigorously in the katagiribori method, in which the carver holds the knife at an angle. The glaze has a bluish tinge and incision and dots are applied to the lotus flowers, suggesting that this piece was made around the 16th century. There is an example of a bottle with a similar decoration.

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