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Cosmetic box: C.67 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Cosmetic box and cover with cranes and clouds design. Stoneware, moulded, stamped, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. The design of this flat box with bevelled edges is inlaid in black and white slip and consists of a roundel of small stamped florets surrounded by four flying cranes among stylised clouds and a band of lotus petals filled with rings. The sides of both box and cover are similarly inlaid with a band of white key-fret and one of small white rings, on the cover having black centres. The glaze has a pale greyish-green celadon colour and is very thinly applied. The base shows fairly large quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.8 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


Koryo Dynasty
13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1250

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 3.3 cm
Base Diameter 7.3 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.67 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16326
Old object number: 51
Box number: 51
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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