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Bottle: C.441-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Bottle with dragon design. Porcelain, thrown, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. The lively decoration on this pear-shaped bottle consists of a single large four-clawed dragon chasing a pearl among clouds. In places the cobalt has run or spread beyond the contours of the animal. The glaze has a bluish tinge and is evenly applied. On the base a straight line, perhaps representing the character il, 'one', was faintly incised into the glaze before firing, and remains of coarse fire-clay supports adhere to the footring.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Punwon-ri kilns ⪼ Kwangju ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
Circa 1800 - 1850

Note

This is a common type of early nineteenth-century wine bottle.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze
Bottle composed of porcelain Height 29.0 cm
Foot Diameter 12.2 cm
Rim Diameter 5.9 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.441-1984
Primary reference Number: 16458
Box number: 87
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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