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Jar: C.119 & A & B-1984

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Jar with cover and saucer with scroll design. Stoneware, thrown, incised, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. The globular jar has a cover (A) with lotus-bud knob and is accompanied by a saucer (B). The whole set is decorated in reverse inlay with a large flower-head on the cover, a broad band of incised scrollwork on the jar, with a border of roundels on the shoulder and another scroll border on the saucer, all reserved on a ground of white slip and with dots inlaid in black slip on cover and shoulder. The glaze is of pale bluish-green jade colour, and there are three fine quartzite spur-marks each on the bases of saucer and jar.

Notes

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

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
Circa 1150 - 1200

Note

This set may have been intended as a funerary gift.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white and black) Glaze composed of celadon glaze Jar, Cover, Saucer composed of stoneware Foot Diameter 3.7 cm Diameter 4.3 cm
Rim Diameter 4.4 cm Diameter 7.2 cm
Saucer Height 1.7 cm
Jar Height 5.6 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.119 & A & B-1984
Primary reference Number: 16312
Box number: 122
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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