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Stem cup: C.93-1984

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Stem cup with long-life inscription. Porcelain, thrown, inscribed in slip and glazed. The deep cup is set on a tall flared foot that is closed with a slightly concave base. Four characters are inscribed in slip around the sides, reading yonnyon iksu ('prolonging of years and increase of longevity'). The bluish-white glaze is thickly applied but clear and fine. The vessel was fired on fire-clay supports.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 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 - 1900

Note

This vessel would have served as a wine cup conveying good wishes. It would originally have been accompanied by a matching stand similar to a set from the Tongwon collection in the Seoul National Museum.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Rim Diameter 10.2 cm
Foot Diameter 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, inscribed in slip, and glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.93-1984
Primary reference Number: 16526
Old object number: R
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 26 April 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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