Cup stand with molded and inlaid slip designs

Accession Number

Cup stand with molded and inlaid slip designs


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
13th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with celadon glaze

2 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (6 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject matter
Usually accompanied by a matching cup, this type of cup and stand were typically used to hold wine.

Physical Description
The cup rest is decorated with a lotus medallion with two rows of petals and its edge and foot are also shaped like a flower.The surface is coated with a greenish blue glaze. The edge and foot of the cup stand are decorated with white inlaid chrysanthemum motifs.

This is a cup stand used during ceremonies or rituals. The tray is white inlaid with lines and dots, and on each lobe of the tray is incised a pair of chrysanthemum florets inlaid with white and black slip. The pedestal for cup on the stand has the wall carved with inverted lotus petals with bland and white slip. The glaze is applied thickly and is partially oxidized, producing a green-brown hue.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p. 127]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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Chrysanthemum (genus)
celadon (glaze)
inlays (decorations)

2 Related Resources

Cabinet O: Shelf 2
(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 O ➜ Shelf 2