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Bowl: OC.57-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Bowl with lily design. Stoneware, thrown, moulded, incised and celadon-glazed. This well-proportioned small bowl or cup has a wide open mouth and small tapering foot. Inside the decoration is of two sprays of lilies with fully opened blooms and scrolling foliage, moulded in low relief and with outlines and details incised. The exterior is plain. The glaze is of a clear jade colour. The base shows four small quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1150 CE - 1200 CE


This is a very rare piece, most certainly made at Sadang-ri around the 1160s. Compare Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol.18, 1978, pls.48 and 49 for a bowl in the Seoul National Museum with a similar design and of similar glaze colour, but with an additional border of inlaid white slip.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 11.2 cm
Foot Diameter 4.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.57-1946
Primary reference Number: 16068
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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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