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Bowl: C.102-1934

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Bowl with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, thrown, carved and celadon-glazed. This bowl has a wide mouth and a small foot. The sides have an S-shaped profile. A large chrysanthemum flower with spiralling petals is carved on the inside. The outside is undecorated. The pale bluish-green glaze is evenly applied and crackled. The base and footring show traces of fire-clay supports.


History note: Sir Frank William Brangwyn Collection.

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn Collection


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 - 1150


This bowl may have been used for tea. It is a very rare piece.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 16.0 cm
Foot Diameter 4.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102-1934
Primary reference Number: 16058
Old number: B.40?
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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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