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Chopsi: C.435-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown




Dish with floral designs. Stoneware, thrown, incised and celadon-glazed. This shallow saucer-shaped dish (chopsi) has a flared rim and a small foot. The inside is freely incised with a simplified chrysanthemum spray with two blooms, enclosed by a circular line. The brownish-green glaze is evenly applied, has a slight gloss but no crackle. The glaze has been wiped from the footring which shows traces of four fire-clay spurs.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


11th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1000 - 1050


Sherds of similar type have been found at kiln no.9 at Yongun-ri, Kangjin, a site dated to the eleventh century.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 15.0 cm
Foot Diameter 4.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, incised and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.435-1984
Primary reference Number: 16003
Old object number: 80
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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