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
  • 9 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm
  • 15th century, Later Le or Mac dynasty
  • Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
  • F1986.44

Description

Small jar with flattened sides.
Clay: light brown stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, matt surface, large irregular crackle stained red; glaze worn off rim; foot unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, with some black spotting: single line around base of neck, with lotus-petal collar; body flattened into four wide and four narrow panels, the wide panels with frames enclosing identical plants, the narrow panels enclosing geometric patterns.


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