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Stand: C.118-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Stand with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, carved, painted, inlaid in black and white slip and celadon-glazed. The circular stand has a barbed skirt and five youi-like feet reminiscent of the pedestals for Buddhist figures. The feet are deeply carved with vertical lines and the central support for the cup with lotus petals, and dots of white slip are painted around the rim. A chrysanthemum floret is incised on the central recess, and a pattern of waves surrounds the support. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is clear and has a subtle gloss. The base has quartzite spur-marks. The stand accompanies a cup (C.117-1984).


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

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


Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
Circa 1150 - 1200


This refined set (cup and stand) would have been used for drinking wine. It was probably made around 1160 when the sanggam (inlay) technique was replacing incising, at the Yuch'on-ri kilns, where sherds of similar vessels have been discovered.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white and black)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Stand composed of stoneware Height 5.4 cm
Feet Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 4.3 cm
Stand Decoration

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-1984
Primary reference Number: 16309
Box number: 121
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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