Celadon Incense Burners of the Goryeo Period
Posted on 22. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||Celadon Incense Burners of the Goryeo Period|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Keywords||Celadon ware, Censers, Decorative arts, Korean -- Koryo dynasty|
The writer discusses celadon incense burners produced in Korea in the Goryeo period (918-1392). The celadon works created during this period in Korea include a wide range of relics related to Buddhism and Taoism, among which incense burners were the most common. Celadon incense burners would be found in Buddhist and Taoist temples as well as in people's homes. Produced continuously throughout the Goryeo period, they gradually underwent change in type, form, and decoration in accordance with prevailing trends, and were influenced by Chinese ceramic styles. Above all, the jewel-like translucence of the glaze and the lifelike decorative figures are the distinctive traits of Goryeo celadon works. The writer goes on to discuss Goryeo celadon incense burners, focusing on two representative examples: - the Celadon Three-Legged Incense Burner Decorated with a Turtle-Dragon (Treasure No. 1027), and the Rectangular Celadon Incense Burner with Mythical Creature in Relief Pattern (Treasure No. 1026).