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Korean bowl with boys among lotus design

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An image of Bowl with boys among lotus design. Unknown pottery, Korea, South Cholla province, Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. This conical bowl has six indentations in the rim, suggesting a flower-like shape. The footring is low, the outside is plain, and the inside is finely moulded in shallow relief with a chrysanthemum flower-head in the centre and three boys playing among scrolling lotus round the sides. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is evenly applied, with a subtle gloss and no crackle. The base shows three neat quartzite spur-marks. Stoneware, thrown, moulded and celadon-glazed. Height, bowl, 6.7 cm, diameter, rim, 18.9 cm, diameter, foot, 6.2 cm, circa 1100-1150. Koryo Dynasty.

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Bowl with boys among lotus design. Unknown pottery, Korea, South Cholla province, Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. This conical bowl has six indentations in the rim, suggesting a flower-like shape. The footring is low, the outside is plain, and the inside is finely moulded in shallow relief with a chrysanthemum flower-head in the centre and three boys playing among scrolling lotus round the sides. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is evenly applied, with a subtle gloss and no crackle. The base shows three neat quartzite spur-marks. Stoneware, thrown, moulded and celadon-glazed. Height, bowl, 6.7 cm, diameter, rim, 18.9 cm, diameter, foot, 6.2 cm, circa 1100-1150. Koryo Dynasty.

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  • Accession Number: C.35-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: GFX 50S
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 923 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 78.42kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2018:08:03 02:53:49

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12th Century AD bowl boys celadon celadon glazed chrysanthemum circular Fitz_AA floral flowers glazed green Korean Koryo Dynasty lotus lotus flower moulded pale green pottery round stoneware thrown

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