A Korean ceramic circular cosmetic box, the cover with a stylised flower design and inlaid with black, grey and white clay, the edges with a scroll pattern, all on a gently crackled ground.
3 inches, 7.6cm diameter.
Koryŏ Dynasty, Korea, 12th Century.
Condition: it slightly wobbles on the centre point of the base as the base is very slightly sagged.
- From the collection of Colonel William Roy Hodgson, an Australian minister who was stationed in Japan between 1949 and 1952. He bought this piece on the advice of Professor Fujio Koyama.