Bronze Kundika with Silver-Inlaid Design
It also features an idyllic waterside landscape with a hill of reeds and willow as well as several waterfowl, some floating in the water and others in the air, and a man rowing a boat.
The vessel is made of bronze, with the ornamentation done using the silver-inlaying technique, which saw great advancement during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).
On the shoulder is a spout whose cover is decorated with an engraved vine and lotus design. The cover is made of silver and also decorated with the engraving technique.
The vessel is characterized by a stable body proportion with fine curves. Goryeo artisans produced several bronze kundikas with silver-inlaid ornamentation, but this is regarded as one of the best among the masterpieces that have survived.
Name: Bronze Kundika with Silver-Inlaid Willow and
Location: Yongsan District, Seoul
Status: National Treasure No. 92