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Ewer: C.50 & A-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Melon-shaped ewer and cover. Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, indented and celadon-glazed. The eight-lobed body resembles that of the Korean yellow melon (ch'amoe); it has a narrow mouth, a short spout and a curved handle. The cover is in the shape of an eight-petalled floret. The base is slightly recessed. The glaze is thickly applied, of dark brownish-green colour, with a subtle gloss. There are eight large fire-clay spur-marks around the base.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10-14) by Tapp, W. M., Dr


11th/12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1050 CE - 1150 CE


This is a typical melon-shaped ewer as they were made at the end of the eleventh and early in the twelfth century at Kyeyul-ri, Kangjin, before production techniques there had been fully refined.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 4.0 cm
Foot Diameter 8.0 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, indented and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.50 & A-1932
Primary reference Number: 16136
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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