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Oil bottle

Oil bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1100-1200 (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 18, shelf 5

Physical description

Bottle of stoneware, covered with a greyish celadon glaze. It is of globular form and has an underglaze scroll motif painted in iron brown slip. The foot ring is partly glazed.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1100-1200 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, thrown, painted and glazed


Height: 5.4 cm, Diameter: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Oil bottle, stoneware with decoration painted in brown slip under a celadon glaze; Korea, Koryo dynasty, 1100-1200

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of the Le Blond collection of Corean pottery London: V&A, 1918, Cat. 103.


Celadon; Stoneware; Slip; Glaze


Thrown; Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Scrolls (motifs)


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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