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Cosmetic box: C.422 & A-1984

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Cosmetic box and cover with lotus. Stoneware, moulded, incised and celadon-glazed. This box and cover both have broad bevelled edges; the base is recessed. A large single lotus spray is incised in the centre of the cover, and a scroll border runs around the slanted edge; the sides of both parts have bands of key-fret. The pale bluish-green glaze is opaque and crackled; it has been wiped from the rims of both parts which show traces of fire-clay supports; the base shows three quartzite spur-marks.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Puan-gun ⪼ North 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 - 1200

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze Box And Cover composed of stoneware Height 6.0 cm
Foot Diameter 6.2 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.422 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16180
Old object number: 28
Box number: 28
Stable URI

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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