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Bowl: C.434-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Bowl with flowers and waves. Stoneware, thrown, incised and combed, and celadon-glazed. The rounded conical bowl rests on a small foot with low bevelled footring. The inside is covered with a combed wave pattern which ends at an incised line leaving a band at the rim plain. The outside is covered with a finely incised chrysanthemum scroll. The body is thin and the pale brownish-green glaze is glossy. On the footring are traces of four fire-clay spurs.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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


11th-12th Century#
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1050 - 1150

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bowl composed of stoneware Height 5.8 cm
Rim Diameter 12.1 cm
Foot Diameter 3.7 cm

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.434-1984
Primary reference Number: 16011
Old object number: 79
Box number: 79
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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