• Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 2.9 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Provenance: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.23


Jar with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; broad panel of finely-drawn leaf sprays alternating with three four-petal full-face flowers; double line above base.
Mark: none.

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