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

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Bowl

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment and white slip under clear glaze
  • 8.1 x 17.4 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
  • S2005.88

Description

Bowl with flared rim, round wall, straight foot, deep recessed base coated with brown wash. Four triangular spur marks on interior bottom.
Clay: buff-grey stoneware.
Glaze: clear, matte, transparent; base unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue over white slip; a chrysanthemum spray encircled by a ring on central medallion, a band of classic scroll inside the rim, cloud scroll round the exterior body.

Curatorial Remarks

1. (Candy Chan, Research Assistant, May 23, 2003) A bowl of this type painted dated to the 14th–15th century is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Stevenson and Guy eds. 1997, 288, pl. 214).

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


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