Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Round box with design of floral spray

  • Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
  • 3.7 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le dynasty
  • Gift of Dean Frasché
  • F1989.28a-b


Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, shiny, over white slip on exterior; thin, mottled grayish on inside of body and lid; base unglazed. Debris adhering to base.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Abstract floral spray on top of lid, without enclosing rings.
Mark: none.

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