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Fragment: C.236-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Fragment with stamped design. Stoneware, stamped, inlaid in white slip, and punch'ong-glazed. Fragments of a bowl, inlaid with a mesh pattern, petal panels, diaper border and stippled motifs.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Kongju-gun ⪼ South Ch'ungch'ong province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


15th Century-16th Century#
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1400 - 1550


For C.144, 146, 176, 177, 179, 236, 237, 250, 255 and 393-1984. These stamped (inhwa) punch'ong wares have a thin greyish-blue glaze and were fired on clay or coarse sandy supports. Some were decorated on the outside in plain white slip, applied with a large brush (kwiyal). They were made throughout the country, particularly in the middle of the fifteenth century, during the reigns of King Sejong (1418-1450) and King Sejo (1455-1468). Many such pieces bear inlaid inscriptions naming government offices such as Changhung-go or Insu-bu.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of punch'ong-glaze

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.236-1984
Primary reference Number: 16385
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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