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Wine bottle: C.419-1984

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Unknown (Pottery)


Wine bottle. Stoneware, thrown and celadon-glazed. This bottle has an elegant outline, with a long neck that flares towards the mouth, and a pear-shaped body. It is completely plain. The foot is wide but very low. The body is of fine clay; the clear semi-transparent glaze is evenly applied all over the body and subtly shimmers in a fine jade colour. The foot is completely glazed, and the base shows five quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Collection of Hirota Matsushige

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


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 CE - 1150 1150 CE


Bottles of this type were used for wine at banquets and in daily life. The elegant shape, clear glaze and smooth surface texture are typical of the celadons produced in the mature period of Koryo production. Sherds of similar type have been found at kiln no.7, Sadang-ri, Kangjin-gun, South Cholla province.

Components of the work

Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Bottle: composed of stoneware Height 29.6 cm
Rim: Diameter 5.4 cm
Foot: Diameter 9.8 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.419-1984
Primary reference Number: 16167
Old object number: 9
Box number: 9
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 October 2021

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

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