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Maebyong: C.83-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Titles

Maebyong

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Vase with cranes and clouds. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, with details painted in copper-red, and celadon glazed. This maebyong-shaped vase has a wide almost flat shoulder and a full body that gradually tapers towards the spreading foot. The foot-rim is broad and shallow. The everted mouth is restored and does not correspond to the original form, which would have been of angled cup shape. A band of key-fret is inlaid in black slip around the base. Cranes and cloud motifs are sparsely arranged over the whole vessel with a lot of breathing space between; they are inlaid in black and white slip and emphasised with touches of underglaze copper-red, adding accents of brighter colour. The glaze is thinly but unevenly applied; it is glossy and has a pale blue-green tone. The whole surface is covered with a fine crackle. The foot shows traces of fire-clay spurs.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.6 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

Note

Vessels such as this one were used for wine; the present example appears to have been made at Yuch'on-ri, Puan, North Cholla province, in the latter part of the twelfth century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( black and white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Foot Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 4.8 cm

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, with details painted in copper-red, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.83-1984
Primary reference Number: 16340
Old object number: 68
Box number: 68
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 October 2021

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

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