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Porcelain Water Bottle with Celadon 10 Creatures of Longevity Design
 
One of the most favored designs for Korean art traditionally has been sipjangsaeng, 10 creatures that ancient Koreans, influenced by the Taoist philosophy, believed were created to enjoy eternal youth: sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, bulnocho ('herb of eternal youth'), turtle, crane, and mountain. Inspired by the belief in a Taoist utopian world resided by Taoist elders who had found the secret of eternal life, ancient Koreans revealed their dreams of such a world through the 10 creatures. These symbols significantly impacted the lives and thoughts of the Korean people, from royalty down to common folks, and appeared in numerous objects and places including walls, paintings, poetry, proverbs, furniture, personal belongings and ornaments. In this porcelain water bottle, the design of 10 creatures is exquisitely inlaid into the surface of the jade-blue body. Read More

Size: Widest Diameter 6.3" x Height 8.7" (16 x 22cm)
 
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Item number: 1926
 
 
 
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