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Stand: C.8-1953

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Unknown (Pottery)


Stand with floral designs. Porcelain, thrown, carved, and glazed. This large stand is cylindrical and has a hole in the top. The sides are divided into three horizontal zones and decorated with two bands of pierced floral designs reminiscent of Korean latticework, around a wider central pierced band with unusual S-shaped motifs enclosing leaves; above the base are small eye-shaped (ansang) openings. The glaze has a pale bluish tone. The stand has no base and the footring shows remains of coarse sand from the firing support.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Rev S.T. Smith

Measurements and weight

Height: 48.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953-05-28) by Smith, Stanley T., Rev


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


This piece was probably used as a stand for a flowerpot. A related example is illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol.19, 1980, pl.205.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze Foot Diameter 23.5 cm
Top Diameter 26.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, carved, pierced and glazed
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1953
Primary reference Number: 16535
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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