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

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Covered box

  • Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • 4.7 x 8.3 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
  • S2005.94a-b


Covered round box of flattened globular form with flat top lid and short foot.
Clay: ivory white stoneware.
Glaze: clear, glossy, crazed; base and flange unglazed.
Decoration: painted in underglaze cobalt blue with six petals radiating from the knob of the lid, a central band of floral scroll on body, overlapping petals above foot.

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