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Cosmetic box: C.86 & A-1984

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Cosmetic box and cover with chrysanthemum design. Stoneware, moulded, with parts attached, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This box has a flat cover with bevelled edge; the interior is divided into four compartments, the base is recessed. The design is inlaid in black and white slip and shows a chrysanthemum spray medallion on the cover reserved in a white six-pointed star and surrounded by black scroll motifs; the sides of both box and cover have key-fret borders inlaid in black slip. The pale bluish-green jade-like glaze is evenly applied and has a subtle gloss. The internal partition has a firing crack, and the glaze on the lower part of the box has discoloured. There are traces of fire-clay supports on the unglazed rims of both parts and three quartzite spur-marks on the base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 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

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

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( black and white) Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Box And Cover: composed of stoneware Height 5.4 cm
Base: Diameter 7 cm
Interior Of Box:

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16319
Old object number: 71
Box number: 71
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 June 2021 Last processed: Saturday 5 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Cosmetic box" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/16319 Accessed: 2021-10-28 12:05:29

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