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Bowl stand: C.27-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bowl stand. Stoneware, thrown, luted and celadon-glazed. This unusually large stand is open in the centre, has a wide tray with six indentations suggesting a floral shape and a high flared foot. It is undecorated. The different parts were thrown separately and then luted together. The body is thin and the glaze evenly applied, of pale bluish-green jade colour and with a subtle gloss. The glaze has been wiped from the footring, which shows traces of six fire-clay spurs.


History note: Unknown before donor

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.

This type of stand with a central opening was made for large tea bowls. It probably comes from the kilns at Sadang-ri, Kangjin or Yuch'on-ri, Puan.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bowl Stand composed of stoneware Height 6.7 cm
Rim Diameter 18.5 cm
Foot Diameter 7.0 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1984
Primary reference Number: 16107
Old object number: 7
Box number: 7
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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