Ewer | Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)


Object TitleEwer
DateGoryeo dynasty, 918–1392
Dimensionsheight 9 cm
CollectionUniversity Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Accession No.HKU.C.1964.0552

Ceramics with green glazes were the only high-fired ceramics produced in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty, after being introduced from China around the tenth century. The designs on this ewer were produced using a Korean technique called sanggam cheongja (‘inlaid green porcelain’), which involves etching the desired motifs onto a dry clay body and filling in the carved space with a black or white slip.