Skip to main content

Cosmetic box: C.30 & A-1984

An image of Cosmetic box

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




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.


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


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 - 1150


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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

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

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Cosmetic box" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-30 23:37:46

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Cosmetic box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-05-30 23:37:46|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Cosmetic box"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Cosmetic box</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...