Skip to main content

Cosmetic box: C.86 & A-1984

An image of Cosmetic box

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown (Probably)

Entities

Categories

Description

Cosmetic box and cover with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, with parts attached, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This box has a flat cover with bevelled edge; the interior is divided into four compartments, the base is recessed. The design is inlaid in black and white slip and shows a chrysanthemum spray medallion on the cover reserved in a white six-pointed star and surrounded by black scroll motifs; the sides of both box and cover have key-fret borders inlaid in black slip. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is evenly applied and has a subtle gloss. The internal partition has a firing crack, and the glaze on the lower part of the box has discoloured. There are traces of fire-clay supports on the unglazed rims of both parts and three quartzite spur-marks on the base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 cm

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 CE - 1200 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 5.4 cm
Base Diameter 7 cm
Interior Of Box

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16319
Old object number: 71
Box number: 71
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 25 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Cosmetic box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/16319 Accessed: 2022-12-07 14:42:48

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/16319 |title=Cosmetic box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-07 14:42:48|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-16319

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa19/C_86_26A_1984.jpg"
        alt="Cosmetic box"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Cosmetic box</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Box

Accession Number: GR.13.1980

Cosmetic vessel

Accession Number: GR.12.1980

Amphoriskos

Accession Number: GR.3.1980

Amphoriskos

Accession Number: GR.5.1980

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...