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

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Bowl

  • Stoneware with white slip and iron and cobalt pigments under clear glaze; iron wash on the base
  • 7.5 x 16.9 x 16.9 cm
  • 14th-15th century, Tran or Later Le dynasty
  • Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • F1994.9

Description

Bowl with eveerted rim.
Clay: light gray stoneware.
Glaze: creamy white glaze.
Decoration: painted in two shades of cobalt (or possibly iron and cobalt) pigment under the glaze: floral spray in center (on which are five spur scars), narrow calligraphic band near interior rim, wider band on exterior, both framed by lines. Base shows traces of "chocolate brown" (iron slip).


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