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Cosmetic box: C.72 & A-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Cosmetic box and cover with peony and chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This flat circular box has bevelled edges. The cover is inlaid in black and white slip with a peony spray in the centre, surrounded by a band of alternating peonies and chrysanthemums and another of lotus petals, all separated by narrow bands of dots. The sides of both box and cover are inlaid with bands of key-fret in white slip. Except for the rims of both box and cover the whole piece is covered with a deep green celadon glaze with a wide-meshed crackle. There are three quartzite spur-marks on the base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.7 cm
Width: 8.3 cm

Relative size of this object

8.3 cm3.7 cm What does this represent?

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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
13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1250

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white) Glaze composed of celadon glaze Base Width 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stoneware, moulded, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16322
Old object number: 56
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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