Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art

186 objects
F1994.11

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Grey-green glaze, interior decorated with underglaze iron black floral spray in center (pontil scars absent) within two faintly drawn circles, broad base unglazed.

F1994.10

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, interior decorated with underglaze blue floral spray in center (on which are four pontil spur scars) within a circle and three circles in underglaze iron black near rim, thin chocolate brown bottom.

F1994.9

Bowl

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Bowl with eveerted rim. Clay: light gray stoneware. Glaze: creamy white glaze. Decoration: painted in two shades of cobalt (or possibly iron and cobalt) pigment under the glaze: floral spray in center (on which are five spur scars), narrow calligraphic band near interior rim, wider band on exterior, both framed by lines. Base shows traces …

F1994.8

Bowl with design of floral spray

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Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, with underglaze iron black floral spray in interior center (on which are five pontil spur scars) and a narrow band of calligraphic decoration on interior next to rim and a wider band of similar decoration on exterior, both enclosed within pairs of concentric lines, chocolate brown bottom.

F1995.14

Dish

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Medium-sized dish with decoration incised through the glaze. Clay: ivory stoneware body. Glaze: clear glaze; iron wash “chocolate” base. Decoration: A single large floral (probably lotus) spray fills the center, while the well is filled by a floral scroll.

F1992.31

Ewer

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Ewer with phoenix-head spout and loop handle, missing lid. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained clay. Base unglazed. Glaze: smooth, translucent, grass-green. Decoration: relief blossom forms applied around the shoulder; incised floral scrolls on the rounded body.

F1992.12

Jar

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Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: colorless glaze on body; iron-oxide wash on base. Decoration: On neck, band of “treasure” lattice. On shoulder, three mythical beasts (baize) alternating with four-pronged clouds whose centers resemble the fungus of immortality, the space filled by smaller flame-like clouds and wish-granting jewels, some enclosed by flames and others not. On upper …

F1991.55

Dish

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Large dish with everted rim, upright glazed lip, deep cavetto, wide flat bottom slightly domed in the center, on low, beveled, unglazed footrim. Clay: greyish-brown stoneware; long firing crack running from rim to center; another short firing crack on rim, two on footrim. Glaze: transparent ivory-grey tone; possibly a coating of white slip under the …

F1989.68

Jar with four horizontal lugs

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Large storage jar with small trumpet shaped mouth and rolled rim, ridge at base of neck, four lugs high on shoulder, narrow body, and broad flat base, rattan handles and lid. Body: reddish-brown stoneware. Glaze: iron glaze, lustrous black on “hot” side of jar, running down in muliple drips to edge of base; on “cool” …

F1989.49

Cup

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Small conical cup with narrow mouth, plain rim, broad base, and carved foot CLAY: dark reddish-brown; circular black scar on base inside footrim GLAZE: milky, blue-gray where thick; covering outside over foot and bottom of inside; base unglazed DECORATION: in underglaze iron; four lines below rim; vinescrolls enclosing three large full-face flowers with twisting petals; …

F1989.30

Bowl

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Low bowl with inverted plain rim, rounded sides, and flat base. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, over white slip inside and out; slip and glaze pared away above base; base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt in graded shades, pale to dark. Outside, double lines, very faint, below rim and above base enclosing vinescrolls …

F1989.28a-b

Round box with design of floral spray

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Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, shiny, over white slip on exterior; thin, mottled grayish on inside of body and lid; base unglazed. Debris adhering to base. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Abstract floral spray on top of lid, without enclosing rings. Mark: none.

F1989.44a-b

Covered box

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Small round box with domed lid, mangosteen fruit stalk handle with four sepals, rounded base, flat bottom. Clay: coarse, buff to orange, with black specks. Glaze: clear, brittle glaze on outside of body and lid; caramel glaze on handle; matte brown glaze inside body; inside of lid, lower body, and base unglazed. Decomposition on body …

F1989.42

Jar

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Small jar with tall straight neck, spherical body, and small flat base. Clay: coarse, buff with black speckles. Glaze: clear, lustrous, reaching below mid-point of body; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze iron; thick band around neck; two thin lines around shoulder and one thick line around lower body framing panel of four-petal floral …

F1989.23

Jar

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Jar with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; …

F1989.22

Jar

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Small jar with low straight neck repaired with metal band and carved inset base. Clay: buff, fine-grained. Glaze: thin, shiny, translucent; clear, grayish glaze on interior; base unglazed. Decoration: in dark blue cobalt under the glaze. Body surface divided by thick lines framed by two thin lines into pentagonal compartments; the upper register of six …

F1989.19

Cup

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Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base. Clay: chalky white, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base (“chocolate base”). Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing …

F1989.18

Water dropper in the form of a peach

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Small pot molded in the shape of a peach with a small round mouth, stem in relief and concave base. Clay: pale grey. Glaze: whitish, opaque, coarsely crackled, abraded to even matteness on surface except where protected near raised stem and pointed end of peach form; thin clear glaze on interior; base unglazed. Decoration: in …

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. …