• Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 5.1 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
  • 15th century, Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Hai Duong province, Red River delta, Vietnam
  • Provenance: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.25


Small jar with short straight neck, ovoid body on wide straight foot, and inset base.
Clay: pale gray, fine grained.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, ivory-toned, extending to lower edge of foot; applied over white slip which is visible inside neck; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in cobalt under glaze: one elongated petal-like shape beginning at base of shoulder and lying on shoulder; one V-shaped stroke near foot; one irregularly shaped stroke on foot.
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 Djakarta, Indonesia, in 1958."

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