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Firing support: C.197-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Firing support. Clay spur.


History note: From the Kaeam-sa kiln site

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

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


Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1350 - 1500


The conical clay spur was formed by hand and fingerprints are still visible. Spurs were used from the second half of the fourteenth to the sixteenth century to keep bowls or dishes apart which were fired in stacks of four or five.

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Modeling (forming) : Formed by hand

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.197-1984
Primary reference Number: 16410
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Audit data

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

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

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