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Ewer: C.115 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Melon-shaped ewer and cover. Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, indented and celadon-glazed. This six-lobed melon-shaped ewer has a curved spout, a handle with applied double loop, and a flower-shaped lid, also with applied loop. The footring is shallow. The glaze is of fine quality, opaque, glossy, and pale bluish-green in colour. The footring bears four large fire-clay spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 - 1150


Such small ewers may have been used for seasoning at table, or as tomb offerings. Judging from the clay and glaze, this piece must have been made in the twelfth century.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Ewer And Cover composed of stoneware Height 9.4 cm
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm
Rim Diameter 4.5 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16138
Old object number: 119
Box number: 119
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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