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Dish: C.98-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Uncertain)




Dish with stamped inscription. Stoneware, thrown, stamped, inlaid in white slip, and punch'ong-glazed. This small dish is decorated inside with stamped motifs in three zones, showing a large floret in the centre, surrounded by a radiating cord pattern over which the two characters Naesom (name of a government office) have been stamped, and by two rows of chrysanthemum florets. The exterior of the dish is decorated with a similar cord pattern. The piece is covered with a greyish-blue glaze. The thickness of the foot is somewhat irregular, and the base has not been glazed.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


15th Century#
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1400 CE - 1500 CE


Vessels with the inscription Naesom have generally been found at kiln sites in Cholla province. The two characters represent a shortened form of Naesom-si, the government office in charge of local tributes from the provinces and of hospitality towards official missions from Manchuria and Japan. This vessel was probably made for this office in the fifteenth century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of punch'ong-glaze
Rim Diameter 12.1 cm
Foot Diameter 5.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-1984
Primary reference Number: 16377
Old object number: X
Box number: 104
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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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