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Dish: C.128-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Unknown (Pottery)


Dish with peony leaves design. Stoneware, thrown, stamped, inlaid and covered in white slip, carved and punch'ong-glazed. The bowl rests on a narrow foot; the inside is covered with white slip. A large chrysanthemum floret is stamped in the centre and filled in with slip and in a surrounding band peony leaves are carved through the slip in reverse and enclosed by incised concentric rings, which are repeated around the rim. The glaze has a pale greyish-blue colour with a fine crackle and in places has lost its gloss. The base is unglazed.


History note: Purchased by the donor from a peasant at the Keryong-san kiln sites.

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kongju-gun ⪼ South Ch'ungch'ong province ⪼ Korea

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 - 1500

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white) Glaze composed of punch'ong-glaze Rim Diameter 13.8 cm
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.128-1984
Primary reference Number: 16388
Supplementary schedule: 26
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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