Bowl with molded decoration

  • Porcelain with clear, slightly grayish glaze; metal rim
  • 5.3 x 10.4 cm
  • 15th century, Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Hanoi or Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1929.82


Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim.
Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, colorless.
Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.

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