Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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  • Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • 9 x 20 x 20 cm
  • 13th century, Ly or Tran dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1968.59


Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center.
Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (H.P. Stern, 1969) This originally was catalogued as "Annamese," but it is now changed to Chinese (Annamese type), Yuan dynasty, 13th century.

2. (H.C. Lovell, 1978) Attribution changed from "Chinese (Annamese type)" to "Annamese".

3. (Margaret Medley, Nov. 8, 1983) Annam, 13th century. Some examples of this ware are in the Percival David Collection.

4. (L.A. Cort, August 1989) The terminology of "Annamese" is changed to "Vietnamese."

5. (L.A. Cort, 1991) The Vietnamese term for this shape is bat [Vtn].

6. (Aoyagi Yojii, Sophia University, Tokyo; 21 February 1995) Bowls like this have been found in Japan in Fukuyama (Hiroshima Prefecture) and Sakai.

7. (Jan Stuart, 24 October 2002) Medium changed from "glazed clay" to "stoneware with celadon glaze." Per label for Shades of Green and Blue, "Red River Delta" added to the geography field, and "Ly or Tran dynasty," added to the dynasty field.

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