Lobed bottle in the form of a pear

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 4.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm
  • 15th century, Later Le dynasty
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.11


Small pear-shaped eight-lobed bottle with flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: thin translucent glaze with blue-gray tinge, surface densely covered by fine abrasions; base unglazed.
Decoration: in bright to dark blue underglaze cobalt. Below present rim, two sets of double lines framing band of geometrical patterns. Vertical lines drawn approximately over eight gentle indentations in widest part of body creating eight lobes, ending at top in alternating Y-shape or cloud-collar shape; defined top and bottom by single line.
Mark: none.
Condition: neck ground down.

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