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Jar: C.436 & A-1984

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Hexagonal jar and cover. Porcelain, slab-built and glazed. This hexagonal jar has a straight narrow neck and broad shoulders and stands on a wide base with low squared footring. The cover, correspondingly faceted, is flanged to fit onto the jar. The pale bluish-white glaze, typical of the Punwon-ri production in the early nineteenth century, is carefully applied.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

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

Such vessels were in every-day use as containers for spices. The faceted shape is relatively rare among extant jars of this type.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze Jar And Cover composed of porcelain Height 10.1 cm
Rim Width 6.9 cm
Foot Width 9.8 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.436 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16524
Box number: 81
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 26 April 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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