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Cup: C.8 & A-1926

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Cup and stand with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, carved and incised, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. The large cup is of ten-lobed floral shape, with a small flared foot. Inside, a chrysanthemum floret is incised in the lobed recessed centre and ten chrysanthemum sprays round the sides. On the outside a classic-scroll border is incised at the rim, a scalloped petal border above the foot and each lobe is again decorated with a chrysanthemum spray, this time inlaid in black and white slip. The stand has a raised support, a tray with broad lobed rim and a ten-lobed foot. The support is carved with pendant petals with incised veins and a single chrysanthemum floret is incised on the recessed centre. The tray is incised with fishes among waves around the centre and inlaid with ten chrysanthemum sprays in black and white slip on the rim. The foot has incised foliage sprays on each lobe. The brownish-green celadon glaze is evenly applied and glossy. The bases of both pieces show quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1926) by Tapp, W. M., Dr


Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
1150 - 1200


This type of cup and stand where the cup is large in proportion to the stand, was produced in the second half of the twelfth century at the Yuch'on-ri kilns; for comparison of shape and design see Seoul, Ewha Womans University Museum, 1983, cat.114, 119, 120. A similar cup and stand in the Seoul National Museum are reproduced in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 18, 1978, pl.57.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white and black)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Cup And Stand composed of stoneware
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm Diameter 9.1 cm
Rim Diameter 4.9 cm Diameter 9.5 cm
Stand Height 6.3 cm
Cup Height 7.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8 & A-1926
Primary reference Number: 16310
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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