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Cup: C.117-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Cup with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, carved, painted, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. The cup has ten-lobed sides and rim and a flaring foot. Inside, each lobe is finely incised with a chrysanthemum spray and the centre with a large floret. On the outside, between a band of incised scrollwork and a scalloped petal border, corresponding chrysanthemum sprays are inlaid in black and white slip. The base has quartzite spur-marks. The cup accompanies a stand (C.118-1984)


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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


Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
Circa 1150 - 1200


This refined set (cup and stand) would have been used for drinking wine. It was probably made around 1160 when the sanggam (inlay) technique was replacing incising, at the Yuch'on-ri kilns, where sherds of similar vessels have been discovered.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white and black)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Cup composed of stoneware Height 6.1 cm
Foot Diameter 3.1 cm
Rim Diameter 7.5 cm
Cup Decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.117-1984
Primary reference Number: 16308
Box number: 121
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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