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Kirumbyong: C.13-1930

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Titles

Kirumbyong

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Oil bottle with peony design. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This oil bottle (kirumbyong) has a depressed body and an almost flat base. Three peony sprays are inlaid in black and white slip on the upper part. The whole piece is covered with a fairly dark glossy celadon glaze with a dense crackle, which has coagulated to a thick layer around the base. The base shows traces of four fire-clay supports.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-15) by Tapp, W. M., Dr

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1250 1250 CE

Note

Judging from the colour of its glaze, this bottle is probably a product of the Sadang-ri kilns, made in the first half of the thirteenth century.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( black and white) Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Rim: Diameter 2.9 cm
Base: Diameter 4.7 cm

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1930
Primary reference Number: 16336
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Oil bottle" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/16336 Accessed: 2021-11-28 21:22:18

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