Jar

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under underfired clear glaze
  • 2.5 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm
  • 15th century, Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Provenance: Batavia, Java, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.15

Description

Jar with short neck and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: milky, lustrous translucent glaze, underfired. Interior and base unglazed. Scar on one side of body.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single ring at base of neck with twelve points projecting onto shoulder. Double line around shoulder, from which are suspended four cloud-collar shapes and four V-shapes, in alternation. Single line below toward base.
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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