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Pair of Korean Goryeo Dynasty Bronze Pedestal Bowls, 13th-15th Century, Korea

$4,200per set


An exquisite pair of Korean bronze pedestal offering bowls, Goryeo Dynasty, 13th-15th century, Korea. The Goryeo bronze bowls of generous proportions, with high sides and an ever so slightly everted rim. The bowls are supported on a pedestal base with a tall stem and wide, splayed ring foot. The bowls plain, save for a single engraved line circumscribing the splayed foot. The bowls with an amazingly rich and complex patina of mottled reddish browns from cuprite and dark greens from malachite. The bronze heavily cleaned to the European taste, removing most of the encrustations. Some areas of the bowls with rougher areas where the accretions could not be removed. Crafted in two parts in the spun bronze technique, then joined. The bowls are unusually thin for bronze, with the lathe lines still visible to the undersides. An unusual form and size for Goryeo period bronze utensils, indicating they were most likely used for ritual offerings, rather than the more common serving utensils. Even more unusual to find a pair. Similar, smaller, single examples can be found in the collections of LACMA and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as collections of several other major museums around the world.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Diameter: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    13th-15th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: One bowl with a pin joining the stem and bowl, most likely a later repair or restoration. Wear consistent with age and use. The bronze heavily cleaned. One bowl with a slight dent to the foot rim.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894721216992

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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