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Hangari: C.438-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown (Possibly)




Jar with plant design. Porcelain, thrown, painted in iron-brown, and glazed. The jar (hangari) has a rolled mouth, a globular body and a small foot. It is freely and boldly painted on both sides with grasses or similar plants in underglaze iron-oxide. The glaze has a dark greyish-white tone. The base still shows traces of fine sand from the firing support.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Kwangju-gun ⪼ Kyonggi province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1650 CE - 1700 CE


Comparison with excavated sherds suggests that this jar was made in one of the kilns known to have been active between 1665 and 1676, such as Sindae-ri in Kwangju, Kyonggi province, which were noted for their production of underglaze-brown painted wares.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Jar composed of porcelain Height 17.5 cm
Rim Diameter 14.0 cm
Foot Diameter 8.5 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.438-1984
Primary reference Number: 16430
Box number: 83
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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