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Bottle: C.22-1927

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Bottle with birds, prunus and bamboo. Porcelain, thrown, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. This globular wine bottle has a long neck with rolled rim. The body is painted with a pair of birds perched on a branch of flowering prunus on one side and a bamboo stem on the other, painted in cobalt-blue. The glaze is of greyish-white tone. Coarse sandy fire-clay adheres to the footring.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Punwon-ri kilns ⪼ Kwangju ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927-12-17) by Tapp, W. M., Dr

Dating

19th century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1850 - 1900

Note

The glaze colour and the proportions of the almost spherical body, the slightly waisted neck, and the footring which is a little higher than on previous examples (for example, cat. 181), all suggest that this bottle was made towards the end of the nineteenth century. For nineteenth-century sherds from Punwon-ri, see Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol.19, 1980, pl.239.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Rim Diameter 4.9 cm
Foot Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, painted in cobalt-blue, and glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1927
Primary reference Number: 16472
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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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