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Bowl: C.76-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Bowl with ducks, willows and reeds design. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. Koryo Dynasty, inscribed with a cyclical date corresponding to 1330. This shallow bowl is inlaid in black and white slip both inside and out. The cyclical date kyongo is inlaid in black slip in the centre inside, within a double circle and a band of youi-heads. The glaze is greyish-green, with a fine crackle, and has partly oxidised on the exterior. Three quartzite spur-marks can be seen on the base.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 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


Koryo Dynasty
14th Century
Production date: circa AD 1330


The decoration round both the inner and outer sides is similar to C.5-1926.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 18.9 cm
Foot Diameter 6.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white and black slip, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.76-1984
Primary reference Number: 16305
Old object number: 61
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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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