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Cup: C.120-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Uncertain)




Cup decorated with crane and cloud design. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware. This relatively big cup has an incurved mouth, a rounded body and a small foot. It is inlaid in black and white slip with a chrysanthemum medallion in the centre within a ring of youi-heads, four cranes among stylised clouds round the sides and a classic-scroll border at the rim. On the outside, between a key-fret border and a border of lotus petals is a broad band of scrollwork (tangch'o) with four chrysanthemum florets in double-outlined medallions. The opaque greenish-blue glaze is crackled. Four quartzite spur-marks are remaining on the footring.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • 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
13th Century
Circa 1250 CE - 1300 CE


Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white and black)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Cup composed of stoneware Height 5.8 cm
Rim Diameter 11.5 cm
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm
Cup Decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120-1984
Primary reference Number: 16307
Box number: 123
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 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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