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Bowl: C.39-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bowl with peony scrolls. Stoneware, thrown, moulded and celadon-glazed. This is a shallow bowl with a low foot. The outside is plain, while the inside is moulded in low relief with a peony scroll with six fully opened blooms, with veins clearly rendered, enclosed by a classic-scroll border. The thin body has a pale bluish-green glaze, evenly applied and without any crackle. Three quartzite spur-marks can be seen on the base. The piece is slightly warped.


History note: Collection of Sekino Tadashi

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South 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 CE - 1150 CE


Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bowl composed of stoneware Height 5.4 cm
Rim Diameter 18.0 cm
Foot Diameter 6.4 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1984
Primary reference Number: 16069
Old object number: 22
Box number: 22
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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