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Dish: C.29-1927

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Possibly)




Small dish with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white slip, and celadon glazed. This dish has a flat rim. It is inlaid in white slip with a scroll border round the rim, five chrysanthemum florets both round the well and the outside, and in the centre a youi-head border surrounding a cluster of chrysanthemums within a double circle and a ring border. The clear pale bluish-green glaze has a fine crackle. The base, which is almost flat, has four quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927-12-17) by Tapp, W. M., Dr


Koryo Dynasty
13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1250 CE


Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware.

The piece was probably made at the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century, in Sadang-ri, Kangjin, or Yuch'on-ri, Puan; for fragments of similar dishes from the latter kiln site see Seoul, Ewha Womans University Museum, 1983, cat.156.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 10.9 cm
Foot Diameter 6.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white slip, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1927
Primary reference Number: 16315
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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