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Oil bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1075-1150 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, thrown, painted and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K, shelf 3

Physical description

The oil bottle is of globular form, covered with a crackled celadon glaze. Leafy sprays are painted on the sides in a thick brown slip under the glaze.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1075-1150 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, thrown, painted and glazed


Height: 8 cm, Diameter: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

Oil bottle, stoneware with decoration painted in brown slip under a celadon glaze; Korea, Koryo dynasty, 1075-1150

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of the Le Blond collection of Corean pottery London: V&A, 1918, Plate 30, Cat. 102.
McKillop, Beth. Korean art and design: the Samsung gallery of Korean art. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992, Plate 14.


Celadon; Stoneware; Slip; Glaze


Thrown; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern)


Kor_load; Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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