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Chopsi: C.65-1984

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Unknown (Pottery)


Dish with parrots. Stoneware, thrown, incised and celadon-glazed. This shallow dish (chopsi) has wide everted sides, angled above the foot. The small foot has a low footring. The centre is finely incised with two long-tailed parrots chasing each other in flight, suggesting a rapid swirling movement, the sides are incised with ten cloud motifs and the outside is undecorated. The glaze is evenly applied, of pale bluish green, with a subtle gloss. The base shows three quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Puan, Yuch'on-ri, no. 12?

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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


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 - 1150


This parrot design and a similar glaze colour are also found in the Chinese Yue wares, whose influence is here very obvious.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze Dish composed of stoneware Height 4.6 cm
Rim Diameter 16.9 cm
Foot Diameter 6.2 cm

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Accession number: C.65-1984
Primary reference Number: 16030
Old object number: 48
Box number: 48
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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