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Bowl: C.101-1934

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Bowl with chrysanthemums. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white slip, and punch'ong-glazed. The mouth of this shallow bowl is slightly inturned; the centre is recessed and the footring is thick. The decoration of the interior is arranged in three zones divided by parallel lines; the main zone is densely covered with chrysanthemum florets stamped in three or four rows between a band of stylised lotus petals and another of zigzag diaper. All the designs are filled in with white slip, the glaze is of opaque greyish-blue tone, and crackled. There are traces of four clay supports on the footring.


History note: Formerly in the collection of Sir Frank William Brangwyn R.A.

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn Collection


15th Century#
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1400 CE - 1450 CE


Probably made in Cholla province.

This bowl was probably made in the first half of the fifteenth century at a kiln in the Honam area (Cholla province). The shape of the chrysanthemum florets with their long petals points to a kiln in Cholla province; contemporary pieces from Kyongsang province show chrysanthemum florets with a larger centre and shorter petals (see Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol.19, 1980, pls.111-114 for similarly decorated vessels; p.228, fig.104 for sherds from Kyongsang province; and pl.250 for fragments from Cholla province).

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of punch'ong-glaze
Rim Diameter 19.5 cm
Foot Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white slip, and punch'ong-glaze
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.101-1934
Primary reference Number: 16376
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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