This porcelain mug is inspired by Scholar's Accouterments, a ten-panel folding screen, ink and color on silk. First produced around the second half of the eighteenth century, chaekgado (literally, “pictures of bookshelves”) flourished throughout the nineteenth century. First developed as a royal emblem during the reign of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800), chaekgado became a popular furnishing item among aristocrats. The CMA screen consists of thirty-five compartments containing a variety of artful utilitarian objects, antiquities in addition to multiple volumes of books.
Size: 11 oz.