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Ch'omhyonbyong-shaped bottle: C.31-1984

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Ch'omhyonbyong-shaped bottle

Maker(s)

Possibly Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Bottle. Stoneware, thrown and celadon-glazed. The neck of this mallet-shaped bottle is long and narrow, and the mouth is everted; the body has an angled sloping shoulder and straight sides. The piece is undecorated. The glaze has a pale blue-green jade colour with a subtle gloss and fine overall crackle. It is not evenly applied, and where it is very thin, the grey colour of the body shines through. The base is flat and has partly been wiped free of glaze; it has traces of fire-clay spur-marks.

Notes

History note: Acquired from Kochukyo

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 CE - 1150 CE

Note

This shape, which is called ch'omhyonbyong (Japanese: kinuta), was probably used as a flower vase, and may have been produced at the kilns in Sadang-ri, Kangjin-gun, South Cholla province. The prototype can be found in Longquan bottles with fish-dragon or phoenix handles. On the Korean example, however, the handles are lacking and the overall proportions are different.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze Bottle composed of stoneware Height 27.2 cm
Foot Diameter 10.0 cm
Rim Diameter 8.0 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31-1984
Primary reference Number: 16158
Old object number: 13
Box number: 13
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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