Dish with fluted rim

  • Stoneware with ivory glaze; iron wash on base
  • 3.8 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm
  • 14th-15th century, Tran or Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1994.13


1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Monochromatic very finely crackled grey-green glaze, with five pontil spur scars near center, interior cavetto decorated with multiple grooves, rim scalloped by turning up body clay, very shallow foot surrounds traces of chocolate brown on bottom.

Curatorial Remarks

1.  (Louise Cort, 24 March 2005) A dish of this shape and approximate size (diam. 19 cm), in the Honda collection, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan, bears decoration in underglaze cobalt of a simple chrysanthemum srpay in the base and sketchy decor around the rim. It is dated 14th century in Bùi and Nguyễn-Long 2001, 249, no. 15.

Bùi Minh Trí, and Kerry Nguyễn-Long. 2001. Gốm Hoa Lam Việt Nam (Vietnamese Blue and White Ceramics). Hanoi: Nhà xuảt bấn khoa học xā hội (Social sciences publishing house).

2. (R. Anderson per J. Smith, Oct. 22, 2010) transfer of remark from Provenance Field: "Collected by John Forbes during his foreign service posting in Manilla. Export was approved, retroactively, by the National Museum of the Philippines in Manilla. See object file for documentation."

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