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Wine bottle: C.126-1984

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Unknown (Pottery)


Wine bottle with scroll work. Stoneware, thrown, brushed with white slip, incised, painted in iron-oxide and punch'ong-glazed. The bottle has a flared mouth with rolled (restored) rim, a wide pear-shaped body and a low foot. Except for the lower part, the surface is brushed overall with white slip. Three lines are incised around neck, shoulder and the widest part of the body. A scrollwork design is painted with swift broad brush strokes in rich brown iron-oxide. The clay body has a greenish-grey, the glaze a bluish-grey colour, and sand from the floor of the kiln adheres to the footring.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 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


16th century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1500 - 1550


The piece can be considered as a product of the Hakpong-ri kilns from the early sixteenth century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white) iron-oxide Glaze composed of punch'ong-glaze Rim Diameter 3.9 cm
Foot Diameter 5.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, brushed with white slip, incised, painted in iron-oxide and punch'ong-glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.126-1984
Primary reference Number: 16391
Box number: 137
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 February 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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