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Box: C.65 & A-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Seal paste box with flower design. Porcelain, slab-built, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. The square box has straight sides, a shallow domed cover and an unglazed base. The cover is painted in underglaze-blue with a flower spray, the four sides each with a scroll motif. Wooden box.


History note: Purchased with its box for his wife by the donor in Seoul, whilst visiting British troops to talk to them about Korea during a truce in the Korean war.

Legal notes

Given by G. St. G. M. Gompertz, CBE, in memory of his wife, Elizabeth.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992-03-02) by Gompertz, Godfrey St. George Montague


19th Century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1800 - 1900

Components of the work

Box composed of wood (plant material)
Decoration composed of glaze cobalt-blue
Seal Paste Box composed of porcelain Height 3.1 cm Width 4.1 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 16508
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 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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