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Bottle: C.443-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Hexagonal bottle with flowers design. Porcelain, thrown, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. This hexagonal bottle has a long neck with slightly flaring mouth and a wide body which tapers towards the base; the footring is angular. The neck is painted on either end with key-fret borders, the shoulder with a band of lotus petals, and the six sides of the body with sprays of chrysanthemum, prunus, finger citron, camellia, peach and pomegranate. The cobalt painting is of light blue tone, the glaze is tinged with blue and evenly applied. The footring was placed on a sandy support during firing. On the base the character mok ('tree') was engraved in dots into the glaze after firing.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Punwon-ri kilns ⪼ Kwangju ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1800 - 1850

Note

This piece was probably made around 1850 at the Punwon-ri kilns.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Rim Diameter 3.9 cm
Foot Diameter 7.1 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.443-1984
Primary reference Number: 16481
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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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