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Sublime Lotus Form Korean Celadon Footed Dish, early 12th Century

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Sublime Lotus Form Korean Celadon Footed Dish with the most desirable sea-green color found only in the finest early 12th Century Korean celadon. This is the color that inspired the Chinese to refer to Korean celadon as "first under Heaven". The Korean love of forms from nature is evident here in the graceful foliate shape of this dish. The lotus is the Buddhist symbol of purity and rebirth. The inlaid chrysanthemums and their many petals are an ancient symbol of an abundant life or fertility. The beautiful blue-green celadon glaze has pooled deeply in the dish, creating a stunning contrast with the surrounding lighter glaze. 5 inches wide x 1.75 inches high, 12.75 cm wide x 4.5 cm high.