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Sublime Celadon Tea Bowl w/box by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre 1980: Item # 1479021

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Sublime Celadon Tea Bowl by the Last Korean Princess, Yi Bangja (1901 - 1989) with the original signed box. The glaze is the same prized celadon color and refined texture as that achieved by 12th century Korean potters. She has expertly created pools of thicker glaze and resulting darker color around the circumference of the rim, foot, and carved raised band. She has highlighted the single subtle carved lotus blossom with the same glaze pooling technique. The lotus is an ancient symbol of rebirth because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. Diameter: 5.5 inches, 14 cm. Height: 2.5 inches, 6.5 cm. Part of a special and stunning collection we have acquired of ceramics created by one of Korea's most revered artists and beloved humanitarians. You now have the rare opportunity to own a beautiful work of art and an important piece of Korean history created by the last member of the royal household to reside in Korea's royal palace. Princess Yi Bangja devoted her entire life to the education of mentally and physically handicapped people, and worked tirelessly to support them. She is the subject of television and stage dramas, operas, movies, and books, including her autobiography, "The World is One."