Bowl (White porcelain with inlaid lotus)
Period: 15th century, Joseon Dynasty
Location: National Museum of Korea, Fine Arts Gallery
Status: National Treasure No. 175
Derived from the soft white porcelain of the Goryeo period, this bowl with the inlaid lotus-scroll design is one of the most beautiful examples of inlaid white porcelain from the Joseon period. While most inlaid white porcelain from the Joseon period was glazed and inlaid roughly, this bowl has a finishing of finely crushed gold dust and expresses its soft texture with a delicate design.
The inner part consists of a scroll design on the mouth of the bowl, and the outer design is of four lotuses connected by scrolls.
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