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Dish: C.92-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Inscribed offering dish. Porcelain, thrown, luted, inscribed in cobalt-blue and glazed. This dish has a high, almost cylindrical foot, characteristic of ceremonial vessels. In the centre the single character che ('offering') is inscribed in underglaze-blue in regular script, enclosed in a ring. The snow-white glaze is clear and glossy. The inside of the foot is incised with the character t'ae ('great'), perhaps indicating the superior quality of the piece. There are traces of a fine sandy fire-clay support on the footring.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


This kind of dish was used in ceremonies for offering rice cakes or fruit.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Dish composed of porcelain Height 7.6 cm
Foot Diameter 10.8 cm
Rim Diameter 18.9 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: single character che

  • Text: che
  • Location: In the centre
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in cobalt-blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: character t'ae

  • Text: t'ae
  • Location: Inside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.92-1984
Primary reference Number: 16491
Old object number: Q
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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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