Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Bowl with design of floral spray

  • Stoneware with iron decoration under transparent glaze; iron wash on base
  • 8.6 x 16.9 x 16.9 cm
  • 14th century, Tran dynasty
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1994.8

Description

Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, with underglaze iron black floral spray in interior center (on which are five pontil spur scars) and a narrow band of calligraphic decoration on interior next to rim and a wider band of similar decoration on exterior, both enclosed within pairs of concentric lines, chocolate brown bottom.


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