Bowl

  • Stoneware with iron slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 8 x 16.4 cm
  • late 14th century, Tran dynasty
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.86

Description

Bowl with flared rim, round wall, splayed foot and recessed base.
Clay: light buff-grey stoneware.
Glaze: clear, transparent, glossy. Five triangular spur marks on interior bottom.
Decoration: painted in low-grade cobalt that contained a high amount of iron, with a chrysanthemum spray encircled by a ring on central medallion; a band of scrolls inside the rim; cloud band on exterior. Brown iron slip brushed on base inside footrim.


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