Oil Bottle

청자상감국화문유병, 靑瓷象嵌菊花文油甁

Korean
Goryeo dynasty
13th century


Object Place: Songdo

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.), Diameter of Rim: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.), Diameter of Foot: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

92.3007

Medium or Technique

Glazed stoneware with inlaid decoration

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Stoneware

Provenance

Found among the ruins of Manwoldae Palace, Songdo (present-day Kaesong, North Korea) by the land owner; sold by one of his descendants to a Korean official; 1885, sold in Seoul by the official to a US Navy officer [see note 1]; 1889, sold by the US officer to Edward Sylvester Morse (b. 1838 - d. 1925), Salem; 1892, sold by Morse to the MFA (Accession Date: March 1, 1892).

Notes
[1] Edward Sylvester Morse, Catalogue of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1901. p. 29.

Credit Line

Morse Collection. Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution