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Fragment: C.302-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Fragment of a heavy bowl. Porcelain, glazed. Fragment of traces of four body-clay supports (t'aet'o pijimnun) inside in the centre.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

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 - 1600


Fragments C.299, 302, 309 and 310-1984 All these fragments are made of fairly coarse porcelain and usually have a bluish-white glaze. They have a thick 'bamboo-node' foot which is cut at a slant, and a pointed recessed base, which are both unglazed and tend to fire an orange colour. They were fired on clay supports, sometimes in stacks; this fragment (302) has traces of four body-clay supports (t'aet'o pijimnun) inside in the centre.

This type of porcelain seems to have been made during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mainly for the ruling class and for government offices. After that time the glazes were generally more greyish and the pieces were fired on coarse sandy supports. Kilns making such pieces were Usan-ri, Kwanum-ri, Toma-ri, Ponch'on-ri and Mugap-ri.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Porcelain, glazed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.302-1984
Primary reference Number: 16424
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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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