Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia:
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Beaker with incised decoration

  • Stoneware with copper-green glaze
  • 11.5 x 14.9 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
  • S2005.112

Description

Beaker with straight sides sligthly tapered towards the mouth and craved footring. An unglazed stacking ring cut on the interior bottom. An purple brown iron wash on the base.
Clay: buff-grey stoneware.
Glaze: green (tinted with copper), mottled, glossy, transparent; foot and base unglazed.
Decoration: a row of bosses bordered by two incised rings on the exterior body.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Louise Cort, 6 November 2003) A copper-green glazed beaker of related form (with a horizontal groove below the rim, but lacking the bosses, and a second horizontal groove above the base) is published in Stevenson and Guy 1997, pl. 164 (d. 11.8 cm). It is dated 14th–15th 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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