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Korean celadon-glazed wine bottle

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An image of Wine bottle. Unknown pottery, Korea, South Cholla province, Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. This bottle has an elegant outline, with a long neck that flares towards the mouth, and a pear-shaped body. It is completely plain. The foot is wide but very low. The body is of fine clay; the clear semi-transparent glaze is evenly applied all over the body and subtly shimmers in a fine jade colour. The foot is completely glazed, and the base shows five quartzite spur-marks. Stoneware, thrown and celadon-glazed. Height, bottle, 29.6 cm, diameter, rim, 5.4 cm, diameter, foot, 9.8 cm, circa 1100-1150. Koryo Dynasty.

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Wine bottle. Unknown pottery, Korea, South Cholla province, Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. This bottle has an elegant outline, with a long neck that flares towards the mouth, and a pear-shaped body. It is completely plain. The foot is wide but very low. The body is of fine clay; the clear semi-transparent glaze is evenly applied all over the body and subtly shimmers in a fine jade colour. The foot is completely glazed, and the base shows five quartzite spur-marks. Stoneware, thrown and celadon-glazed. Height, bottle, 29.6 cm, diameter, rim, 5.4 cm, diameter, foot, 9.8 cm, circa 1100-1150. Koryo Dynasty.

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  • Accession Number: C.419-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/20.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: GFX 50S
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 747 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 277.94kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 20/1
  • Captured: 2018:08:02 02:39:18

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12th Century bottle celadon glazed Fitz_AA glazed green Korean Koryo Dynasty pear shaped pottery stoneware thrown vessel wine bottle wine vessel

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