Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Stoneware with copper-red and inlaid design of peonies and chrysanthemums under celadon glaze
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911
The highly volatile copper-red pigment was successfully controlled here to produce splashes of deep crimson against the black-and-white inlay and green glaze. The technique of underglaze copper-red decoration on celadon was likely an innovation of Goryeo potters.
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