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

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Bowl with notched rim and mold impressed decoration

  • Stoneware with iron glaze
  • 6.6 x 15.8 cm
  • 14th-15th century, Tran or Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Northern Vietnam
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.109


Bowl with notched rim, rounded body, and carved footring. Five spur marks on interior bottom.
Clay: ivory white, dense, smooth.
Glaze: iron brown, glossy, translucent; base unglazed.
Decoration: molded Buddhist "precious objects" and floral design on cavetto, a flower design on interior bottom.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 23, 2003) Bowls of this type in different glazes were published in Stevenson and Guy 1997, 278, pls. 193–195. They are dated 14th–15 century.

Stevenson, John, and John Guy, eds. 1997. Vietnamese Ceramics, A Separate Tradition. Chicago: Art Media Resources.

2. (Louise Cort, 12 October 2005) Comments from Morimoto Asako, archaeologist specializing in Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics recovered from sites in Hakata (Fukuoka), Short-term Visitor to study Hauge collection:

From a kiln in North Vietnam.

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