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Spittoon

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Vessels with wide, flaring rims were used to catch the water when rinsing out teapots and drinking cups. This example is very finely carved and exemplifies the almost-blue color achieved in the finest Goryeo celadons.
MEDIUM Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES mid-12th century
    DYNASTY Goryeo Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diameter at mouth: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) Diameter at base: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2001.31
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Asian Art Council in memory of Pauline B. Falk
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Spittoon, mid-12th century. Stoneware with celadon glaze, Height: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Asian Art Council in memory of Pauline B. Falk, 2001.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.31_PS11.jpg)
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