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Cup: C.74 & A-1984

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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, stamped and inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. The cup, of deep ten-lobed floral shape, has a barbed rim and a high flared foot. A scroll border is inlaid in white slip at the rim and a scalloped petal border above the foot, and between are four chrysanthemum florets on each lobe in black and white slip. Inside the cup floral motifs are faintly incised. The stand has a raised central support, a tray with everted bracket-lobed rim and a splayed, lobed foot. The central support is carved with inverted lotus petals, the tray is inlaid with a scroll border and chrysanthemum florets on the rim, and four single florets around the centre, and on the foot are inlaid peony florets. The greyish-blue celadon glaze is glossy and finely crackled. Both pieces have quartzite spur-marks on the base.


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
13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1300


Sets with such elongated proportions, with a tall cup and a stand with narrow rim are characteristic of the thirteenth century and were made in the Yuch'on-ri kilns in Puan.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Foot Diameter 3.4 cm Diameter 7.7 cm
Rim Diameter 4.4 cm Diameter 7.4 cm
Stand Height 6.6 cm
Cup Height 7.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stoneware, moulded, carved and incised, stamped, inlaid with white and black slip, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16311
Old object number: 59
Box number: 59
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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