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Cosmetic box: C.432 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Cosmetic box and cover. Stoneware, moulded, washed with iron-oxide, and celadon-glazed. This flat box has a slightly domed top. The whole piece is coated in brownish-black iron-oxide, except for the inside, and covered with a celadon glaze. The rims of both parts are free of glaze and pigment. The body is thick and there are traces of four fire-clay supports on the footring.

Notes

History note: Acquired from Sparks

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Haenam-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
11th/12th Century
Circa 1050 CE - 1150 CE

Note

This piece would seem to have been made in the latter part of the eleventh or early twelfth century in the kilns at Chinsan-ri, Haenam, not far from Kangjin in South Cholla province.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Wash composed of iron-oxide
Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 4.1 cm
Foot Diameter 5.0 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.432 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16261
Old object number: 77
Box number: 77
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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