Oil bottle decorated with peony leaves

Period: Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Date: late 12th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Stoneware with reverse-inlaid design under celadon glaze

Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 (5.7 cm); Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1917

Accession Number: 17.175.9


This charming bottle is characteristic of a type of celadon with reverse-inlaid designs: the area around the delicate peony leaves was carved away and filled with white slip.