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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Kwangju, Punwon-ri kilns

Production
Note:

Few such pipe rests are extant. Tobacco had been introduced to Korea in the seventeenth century, but became really popular only in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Collection:

Gompertz Collection

Category:

porcelain

Name:

pipe rest

Date:

circa 1800 1850
first half of the 19th century

Period(s):

19th century; Choson Dynasty

Description:

Pipe rest with openwork decoration. Porcelain, slab-built, pierced, with parts attached, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed. The cubical body has openwork designs of leaves on three sides and a rounded trefoil opening on the fourth, to receive the bowl of a long Korean pipe. Two 'chimneys' are attached to the top, which is also pierced, one in form of a short cylinder, the other in the shape of a freely-modelled lizard with open mouth. The base is flat. Cobalt-blue in light and dark tones is effectively used to indicate the veins of the leaves and to highlight other parts of the pierced and attached decoration. The bluish-white glaze is thickly applied.

Technique(s):

slab-building; pipe rest
piercing; decoration
applying; decoration; parts
painting; decoration; in cobalt-blue
glazing (coating); pipe rest

Material(s):

porcelain; pipe rest
glaze; decoration

Technique
Description:

porcelain, slab-built, pierced, with parts attached, painted in cobalt-blue and glazed

Dimension(s):

height, pipe rest, 8.5, cm
width, pipe rest, 6.6, cm
width, pipe rest, 6.1, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1984; Gompertz, G.St.G.M., Mr & Mrs

Provenance:

unknown before donor

Acquisition Credit:

Gompertz Gift

Alternative
Number(s):

box number; 96; Gompertz

Documentation:

Gompertz, Godfrey St. George Montague. 1968. Korean Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Period.London: Faber & Faber
Publ. Illustrated, pl. 104A

Chosen Koseki Zufu.
Cf. nos. 6343, 6344 and 6346, similar pieces are illustrated, some with pipes en suite

Yun, Yong-I. Krahl, Regina. Pak Youngsook. Whitfield, Roderick. 2006. Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum, A Complete Catalogue.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 297
Publ. p.297, no.199

Related Object:

C.91A-1984

Accession:

Object Number: C.91-1984
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 16502; input: 2000-12-06; modified: 2013-10-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/16502





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