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Korean celadon-glazed ewer and cover

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An image of Ewer and cover. Unknown pottery, Korea, North Cholla province. Puan-gun, Yuch'on-ri kilns or Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. The ewer has an eight-lobed body, curved spout, and a handle carved to simulate bamboo, with a loop in the form of a lotus bud on top. The footring is very shallow. The eight-petalled lid has a (replaced) lotus-bud knob accompanied by applied stem and leaves. A band of petal panels is incised at the mouth and one of lotus petals at the base, each lobe shows a delicate spray of lotus, and a large lotus leaf is incised on the spout. The cover is incised with a classic-scroll border. The glaze is of pale bluish-green jade colour, thickly applied and glossy, and on the ewer partly discoloured. The ewer shows large uneven spur-marks near the footring and in the centre of the base. Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, indented, incised and celadon-glazed. Height, whole, 18.3 cm, diameter, rim, 4.5 cm, diameter, foot, 9.8 cm, circa 1150-1200.  Koryo Dynasty. Related object: C.53-1984 basin.

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Ewer and cover. Unknown pottery, Korea, North Cholla province. Puan-gun, Yuch'on-ri kilns or Kangjin-gun, Sadang-ri kilns. The ewer has an eight-lobed body, curved spout, and a handle carved to simulate bamboo, with a loop in the form of a lotus bud on top. The footring is very shallow. The eight-petalled lid has a (replaced) lotus-bud knob accompanied by applied stem and leaves. A band of petal panels is incised at the mouth and one of lotus petals at the base, each lobe shows a delicate spray of lotus, and a large lotus leaf is incised on the spout. The cover is incised with a classic-scroll border. The glaze is of pale bluish-green jade colour, thickly applied and glossy, and on the ewer partly discoloured. The ewer shows large uneven spur-marks near the footring and in the centre of the base. Stoneware, thrown, with parts attached, indented, incised and celadon-glazed. Height, whole, 18.3 cm, diameter, rim, 4.5 cm, diameter, foot, 9.8 cm, circa 1150-1200. Koryo Dynasty. Related object: C.53-1984 basin.

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  • Accession Number: C.52 & A-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/20.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: GFX 50S
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 855 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 79.84kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 20/1
  • Captured: 2018:08:02 04:24:23

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12th Century celadon celadon glazed cover ewer Fitz_AA glazed green handled incised Korean Koryo Dynasty lobed lobes lotus lotus bud lotus flower pottery spout spouted stoneware thrown

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