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

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Covered box

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze and enamels over glaze
  • 6.5 x 9.2 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Northern Vietnam
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.100a-b

Description

Molded covered box with flattened cover and scalloped rim, ribbed body, short carved footring and recessed base. Decorated in underglaze blue with a bird design on flat top cover, six vertical panels on body, traces of green enamel scattered all over.
Clay: creamy-grey stoneware.


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