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Cosmetic box: C.30 & A-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Cosmetic box and cover with concentric rings. Stoneware, moulded, incised and celadon-glazed. This flat circular box has bevelled edges and a recessed base. The cover is incised with concentric rings. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is evenly applied. The glaze has been wiped from the rims of both parts, which show traces of fire-clay supports. The base has three quartzite spur-marks.

Notes

History note: Acquired from C.T. Loo & Co., New York

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.7 cm

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 - 1150

Note

Probably Sadang-ri ware.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 3.6 cm
Base Diameter 4.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16181
Old object number: 12
Box number: 12
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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