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 and enamels over glaze
  • 4.9 x 6.6 cm
  • 15th-16th century, Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty
  • Origin: Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Northern Vietnam
  • Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
  • S2005.97a-b

Description

Small polychrome covered box painted with underglaze iron/cobalt pigment and slightly worn out overglaze red and green enamel. Decorations consist a six-petalled flower on the central cover top, conjoined with six "ruyi" head motifs, six vertical larger panels alternated with foliage sprays and lozenge motifs covered the rest of the body.
Clay: creamy-grey stoneware.


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