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Pot: C.90-1984

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Square brush pot. Porcelain, moulded, pierced, incised, and glazed. The foot of this brush pot has cut barbed (ansang) openings as often seen on wooden pedestals. The four sides are carved in the form of bamboo stems and pierced with cross-shaped openings. The white glaze has a pale blue tinge and a slight gloss. The four corner feet show traces of fire-clay supports.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompetz 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 simple but neat scholar's brush pot reflects the restrained yet dignified taste of Choson culture in the nineteenth century. The blue-tinged glaze is characteristic of the Punwon-ri production in the first half of the century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze Pot composed of porcelain Height 9.6 cm Width 6.6 cm Width 6.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1984
Primary reference Number: 16534
Old object number: O
Box number: 95
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 26 April 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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