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Ewer: C.33-1984

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, and celadon-glazed. This small ewer has a tall neck with flaring mouth and an elongated body. The cover is now missing, and the spout and part of the handle are replaced. The pale glossy bluish-green glaze is thinly applied and partly crackled. The shoulder is sprinkled with ash from the firing. The glaze has been wiped from the footring, which shows traces of four fire-clay supports.


History note: Unknown before donor

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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 1000 CE - 1100 CE


This type of ewer is most unusual; it may have been used for wine, or condiment sauce. Judging by the colour of the glaze, the clay body and the firing method, it might come from the Yongun-ri kilns.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Ewer composed of stoneware Height 15.6 cm
Rim Diameter 4.2 cm
Foot Diameter 5.2 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1984
Primary reference Number: 16026
Old object number: 15
Box number: 15
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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