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Jar: C.123 & A-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Twelve-sided jar and cover. Porcelain, thrown, shaped, incised, and glazed in iron-brown. The multi-faceted body has a sharply angled shoulder and a slightly splayed neck which holds a flat dish-shaped cover, and is angled in above the short straight foot; the footring is straight. The only decoration is a freely incised undulating line on the shoulder. A dark brown iron-oxide glaze (sokkanju), is unevenly applied, in places revealing the white clay body. The base has firing cracks.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

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 - 1900

Note

This type of jar was probably used as a container for honey or spices.

Components of the work

Jar And Cover composed of porcelain Height 14.8 cm
Foot Width 7.5 cm
Rim Width 9.0 cm
Decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.123 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16518
Box number: 134
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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