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Bottle with inlaid designs of willow and lotus
first half of 15th century

Unidentified, Korean
Joseon period

Stoneware with white inlay under colorless glaze
H: 31.9 W: 12.2 cm
Korea

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1899.7

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In the Joseon period, pear-shaped bottles like this one largely replaced the broad-shouldered bottles more typical of the Goryeo dynasty. Compared to Goryeo inlay, the lotus flowers and willow tree sketched here are extremely simplified, leaving much of the surface plain.



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