Probably discovered in one of the tombs around Kaesong (Songdo), North Korea. 1935, sold by Yamanaka and Company , New York to the MFA with matching ewer (35.646a) for $10,000.00 (Accession Date: May 2, 1935).
George Nixon Black Fund
Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century
Ewer: H. 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.); diam. of base: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)Basin: H. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); diam. of mouth: 18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.); diam. of base: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Parcel gilt silver with engraved decoration