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Bowl: C.39-1984

Object information


Uncertain Unknown (Pottery)


Bowl with peony scrolls. Stoneware, thrown, moulded and celadon-glazed. This is a shallow bowl with a low foot. The outside is plain, while the inside is moulded in low relief with a peony scroll with six fully opened blooms, with veins clearly rendered, enclosed by a classic-scroll border. The thin body has a pale bluish-green glaze, evenly applied and without any crackle. Three quartzite spur-marks can be seen on the base. The piece is slightly warped.


History note: Collection of Sekino Tadashi

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 CE - 1150 1150 CE


Probably Sadang-ri or Yuch'on-ri ware.

Components of the work

Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Bowl: composed of stoneware Height 5.4 cm
Rim: Diameter 18.0 cm
Foot: Diameter 6.4 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1984
Primary reference Number: 16069
Old object number: 22
Box number: 22
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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