Small Oil Bottle with inlaid chrysanthemum designs

Accession Number

Small Oil Bottle with inlaid chrysanthemum designs


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 12th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with celadon glaze

2 13/16 x 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 in. (7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Physical Description

This oil bottle is decorated with inlaid white lines on the shoulder and four inlaid chrysanthemums on the body. It has the refractory spurs stuck on the foot and outer base, and the glaze is partially crawled around the foot. The foot is low and there are three quartzite spur marks. The glaze and the form of the bottle are good overall, despite partial damage.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.130]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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Chrysanthemum (genus)
celadon (glaze)
ceramic (material)
inlay (process)
stoneware (pottery)

2 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Cabinet N: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

& Author Notes

Web Use Permitted

On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet N ➜ Shelf 3