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Maebyong: C.15-1930

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Titles

Maebyong

Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Vase with willows. Stoneware, thrown, inlaid in black and white slip, and celadon glazed. This maebyong-shaped vase has well-rounded outlines, curving in an S-shape from the shoulder to the base. The neck is missing, the footring is low and uneven. It is inlaid in black and white slip with a band of double lotus petals on the shoulder and a design of weeping willows and reeds round the main part of the body, both bordered by twin parallel lines, and somewhat clumsily executed. The glaze varies from a greenish brown to grey-green and is unevenly applied, with an overall crackle. The footing shows traces of fire-clay spurs.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Dr W.M. Tapp

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea
  • Kwangju-gun ⪼ Kyonggi province ⪼ Korea
  • Ch'ongyang-gun ⪼ South Ch'ungch'ong province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
14th Century
Circa 1350 CE - 1400 1400 CE

Note

This type of maebyong with exaggerated proportions is typical for the ceramic production at the end of the Koryo dynasty in the fourteenth century. Such vases were made in kilns at Sadang-ri, Kangjin, at Tosu-ri, Kwangju and at Ch'onjang-ri, Ch'ongyang, in the second half of the fourteenth and first half of the fifteenth century.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip ( black and white) Glaze: composed of celadon glaze Foot: Diameter 10.3 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.15-1930
Primary reference Number: 16342
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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