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

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  • Stoneware with cobalt-tinted glaze
  • 2.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
  • 16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Provenance: Batavia, Java, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.14


Minature jar with short neck and flat base.
Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: translucent glaze, milky, abraded on surface; tinted dark, grayish blue by cobalt painted over the body beneath the glaze, except for two white semicircular shapes on opposing sides at the base. Interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: none.
Mark: none.

Curatorial Remarks

1.  (L.A. Cort, 13 June 1995) "Historical Region: Annam" added to attribution.

2. (Najiba Choudhury, 10/28/2014) Transferred from the Provenance text field: "Collected by the donor in Batavia in 1947."

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