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Basin: C.53-1984

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Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Basin. Stoneware, thrown, indented, incised and celadon-glazed. The ten-lobed flower-shaped basin has a deeply lobed, flared rim, and a flared foot carved in ten petal-shaped divisions; on the outside the lobes are defined by carved lines and incised with lotus sprays, while the inside is incised with a large overall lotus leaf. The basin has three neat quartzite spur-marks on the base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm

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

Dating

12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1150 CE - 1200 1200 CE

Note

This is a rare example of a ewer accompanied by a basin. It is most likely to date from the mature period of Koryo celadon in the second half of the twelfth century, and to have been made either at Sadang-ri, Kangjin, or at Yuch'on-ri, Puan.

Components of the work

Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Foot: Diameter 10.0 cm
Mouth: Diameter 18.4 cm
Decoration:

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, indented, incised and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.53-1984
Primary reference Number: 16147
Old object number: 49
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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