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Chopsi: C.42-1984

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Current Location: In storage




Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Small dish with peony design. Stoneware, moulded and celadon-glazed. The small dish (chopsi) is of ten-petalled floral shape. It is moulded with a large peony flower in the centre and simplified peonies round the sides, in low relief. The pale bluish-green glaze is glossy and finely crackled. The base is flat, wiped free of glaze and shows traces of sandy fire-clay supports.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz gift

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 1050 CE - 1100 CE


Similar small flower-shaped dishes were also made in metal. Celadon examples have been excavated from kilns no. 19 and no. 20 at Kyeyul-ri, Kangjin, dating from the second half of the eleventh century.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Dish composed of stoneware Height 1.8 cm
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm
Rim Diameter 9.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1984
Primary reference Number: 16017
Old object number: 24
Box number: 24
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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