Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art

4,001 objects
F1989.10a-b

Covered box

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Small round box with flat lid, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent white, matte on outside; thin, shiny glaze on interior of body and lid; base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. On lid, double ring defining flattened top, on which is a large single flower with leaves. On the edge …

F1987.8

Dish

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Large dish, thickly potted, with narrow everted rim, deep cavetto, flat center over flat base, and low rounded foot. Clay: stoneware; dense, smooth, light grayish-buff. Glaze: thin, high-fired, transparent, low luster, over white slip. Thin light-brown translucent glaze brushed unevenly onto foot. Foot rim unglazed. Base wiped counter-clockwise with thin glaze wash marked with striations. …

F1986.40a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with flattened rim and molded foliation. Clay: pale gray stoneware. Glaze: translucent white; foot unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, somewhat obscured by glaze: on lid, central floral spray enclosed by eight radiating panels filled with alternating blue foliage and geometric designs. Mark: none.

F1986.57a-b

Covered box

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Small globular covered box, the knob of the lid shaped like stem and calyx of a mangosteen. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: clear on outside; brown on knob and inside of body. Decoratoin: horizontal lines and decorative dashes painted in underglaze iron. Mark: none.

F1986.56a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with domed lid and rounded knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: transparent, degraded on outside; brown on lid and interior of body. Decoration: horizontal lines and decorative dashes painted in underglaze iron. Mark : none.

F1986.55a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with domed lid and rounded knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: thin, transparent, grayish where thick. Decoration: painted in underglaze iron. Leaf motifs pointing downward on lid, upward on body, between horizontal lines. Mark: none.

F1986.54a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with knob shaped like fruit stem and calyx. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: translucent, whitish on exterior; brown glaze on knob and inside body. Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: horizontal lines and calligraphic dashes. Mark: none.

F1986.53a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with domed lid and bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: transparent, greenish. Decoration: painted in underglaze brown; four panels on both lid and body, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage. Mark: none.

F1986.52a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with flattened lid and disk-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: thin, transparent on outside; brown on inside of body. Inside of lid and foot unglazed. Decoration: incised and painted with underglaze iron; radiating petals surrounding knob on lid; chevrons on edge of lid; vinescroll on body. Mark: none.

F1986.51a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box with domed lid, knob shaped like a stem and calyx of mangosteen Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: translucent; milky blue where thick. Decoration: painted in underglaze iron, four panels overlapping seam, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage. Mark: none.

F1986.50a-b

Covered box

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Low covered box with bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: transparent and crackled; filmy blue where thick on outside; strong green where thick on inside of body. Decoration: carved, incised, and painted in underglaze iron. Radiating leaves painted around knob; carved ridges on edges of lid repeated on body, framing painted …

F1986.49a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with domed lid, knob in shape of fruit stem and calyx. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: clear, slightly greenish. Inside of lid and foot unglazed. Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: knob brown; six radiating panels on lid, repeated on body, filled alternately with cross-hatching and foliage Mark: none.

F1986.48a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with flattened lid and bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: extremely thin, transparent. Decoration: incised and painted in iron: vinescroll on top of lid; chevrons on shoulder of lid; vinescroll on body. Mark: none.

F1986.47a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with flattened lid and bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: thin, transparent; milky blue where thick on lid; grayish on inside of body Decoration: incised and painted in underglaze iron; nine radiating petals surrounding knob on lid; chevron band at edge of lid; vinescroll in reserve on body. Mark: …

F1986.46a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with domed lid and bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: thin, transparent, crackled, somewhat degraded, greenish where thick on interior of body. Inside of lid, base and foot unglazed. Semicircular pontil scar on base. Decoration: painted in underglaze iron: concentric circles surrounding knob; vinescroll with large fanciful leaves, dotted …

F1986.45a-b

Covered box

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Covered box with flattened lid and bud-shaped knob. Clay: light gray stoneware with black flecks. Glaze: translucent, bluish where thick; spill of extra glaze down one side of body; inside of lid, base and foot unglazed. Decoration: incised concentric grooves around knob and base of body; painted in underglaze iron, radiating pointed forms on lid …

F1986.43

Jar

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Small jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body. Clay: fine gray stoneware. Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double …

F1986.42a-b

Covered box

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Small covered box. Clay: pale gray stoneware. Glaze: translucent, whitish. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, considerably obscured by glaze: on lid, central motif surrounded by double line and radiating triangular motifs; on base, rising lotus-petal band. Mark: none.

F1978.42a-b

Covered box

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Round covered box; center panel of cover slightly recessed, base slightly recessed; one chip inside edge of cover. Clay: pale putty-colored, high-fired, hard, fine texture, resonant, but without transparency. Glaze: thin, clear, covers decoration on white slip on outside, inside of bowl and partial on inside of cover. Some deterioration on cover only, in the …