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Kirumbyong: C.70-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Titles

Kirumbyong

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown (Probably)

Entities

Categories

Description

Oil bottle with scrolls. Stoneware, thrown, incised, inlaid in white slip, and celadon glazed. This bottle has a flattened body, a cupped mouth and a low footring. The upper part of the body is decorated with a broad band of foliage scrolls in reverse inlay between white double lines and with incised details, full of movement. The glaze is of pale bluish-green colour with an overall crackle and a subtle gloss. The glaze was wiped from the base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • 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

Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
Circa 1150 CE - 1200 CE

Note

Bottles of this kind (kirumbyong) were used for cosmetic oils; originally they had matching covers which are now mostly lost.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Rim Diameter 2.1 cm
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in white slip, and celadon-glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1984
Primary reference Number: 16330
Old object number: 54
Box number: 54
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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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