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Kirumbyong: C.14-1930

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Unknown (Pottery)


Oil bottle with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This oil bottle (kirumbyong) has the usual flattened body and cupped mouth, and a recessed base. It is inlaid in black and white slip with a chrysanthemum scroll on the upper and seven chrysanthemum sprays on the lower half. The greenish- brown glaze is unevenly applied. The base shows quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-15) by Tapp, W. M., Dr


Koryo Dynasty
13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1300 1300

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( black and white) Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Rim: Diameter 2.6 cm
Foot: Diameter 4.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1930
Primary reference Number: 16337
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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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