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Kirumbyong: C.69-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Oil bottle with cranes and clouds. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. The shoulder is inlaid in black and white slip with four cranes flying among clouds in a continuous band. The bodies of the cranes have incised details. The pale bluish-green glaze is crackled. Three large quartzite spur-marks are remaining on the base.


History note: Unknwon 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


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
Bottle composed of stoneware Height 4.6 cm
Rim Diameter 2.8 cm
Foot Diameter 4.3 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-1984
Primary reference Number: 16328
Old object number: 53
Box number: 53
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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