Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Jar

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 6.6 x 7.6 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Chu Dau kilns, Hai Duong province, Northern Vietnam
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.104

Description

Blue and white jar with short neck, globular body and carved footring.
Clay: ivory white stoneware.
Glaze: clear, matte, slightly underfired; base and interior unglazed.
Decoration: painted with underglaze cobalt blue over white slip; overlapping petals round the shoulder, a band of four-petalled flower alternated with leafy tendrils on the central body. A few tendrils above foot.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 23, 2003) Jarlet of this type was published in Young ed. 1982, 160, pl. 196.

Young, Carol M., Marie-France Dupoizat, and Elizabeth W. Lane, eds. 1982. Vietnamese Ceramics. Singapore: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society and Oxford University Press.


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