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

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Jar

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 6.6 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.43

Description

Small jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body.
Clay: fine gray stoneware.
Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double lines; near base, three abstract brush marks probably meant to be cloud scrolls.
Mark: none.


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