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Chopsi: C.40-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown




Dish with lotus design. Stoneware, moulded and celadon-glazed. This dish (chopsi) has everted sides and a hexafoil indented rim. The design is moulded but is not very clear because the impression is shallow and the dark green glaze thick. In the centre is a lotus flower within a double roundel, enclosed by a band of youi-heads, while the sides are divided into petals, each framed with arabesque scroll work. The flat base has five quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Collection of Sekino Tadashi

Legal notes

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 - 1200


This piece is probably a product of the Yuch'on-ri kilns; dishes of similar shape, excavated from the kiln site, are illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Seoul, Ewha Womans University Museum, 1983, cat. 127, 139, 148 and 149 (see documentation).

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Dish composed of stoneware Height 3.2 cm
Foot Diameter 10.0 cm
Rim Diameter 15.1 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-1984
Primary reference Number: 16071
Old object number: 23
Box number: 23
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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