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Taejop: C.8-1930

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Pottery: Unknown (Possibly)




Bowl with lotus petals. Stoneware, thrown, carved and celadon-glazed. This bowl (taejop) has low spreading sides. The footring is cut at an angle. The inside is undecorated except for an incised horizontal line. The outside is crisply carved in relief with a double rank of lotus petals. The glaze is a dark glossy bluish-green, with an overall crackle. The base shows three quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-15) by Tapp, W. M., Dr


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 CE - 1200 CE


This type of bowl was produced both in kilns at Sadang-ri, Kangjin-gun, South Cholla province, and at Yuch'on-ri, Puan-gun, North Cholla province.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bowl composed of stoneware Height 5.8 cm
Rim Diameter 17.6 cm
Foot Diameter 7.0 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1930
Primary reference Number: 16097
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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