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Cosmetic box: C.422 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Cosmetic box and cover with lotus. Stoneware, moulded, incised and celadon-glazed. This box and cover both have broad bevelled edges; the base is recessed. A large single lotus spray is incised in the centre of the cover, and a scroll border runs around the slanted edge; the sides of both parts have bands of key-fret. The pale bluish-green glaze is opaque and crackled; it has been wiped from the rims of both parts which show traces of fire-clay supports; the base shows three quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North 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 1150 - 1200

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 6.0 cm
Foot Diameter 6.2 cm

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.422 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16180
Old object number: 28
Box number: 28
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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