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

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Covered box

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Provenance: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.42a-b

Description

Small covered box.
Clay: pale gray stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, whitish.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, considerably obscured by glaze: on lid, central motif surrounded by double line and radiating triangular motifs; on base, rising lotus-petal band.
Mark: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (L.A. Cort, August 1989) The terminology was changed from "Annamese" to "Vietnamese."

2. (Najiba Choudhury, 10/29/2014) Transferred from the Provenance text field: "Acquired by Ms. Slak in Jakarta, Indonesia, circa 1968."


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