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Bowl with molded decoration

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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

    Hanoi or Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Material

    Porcelain with clear, slightly grayish glaze; metal rim
  • Dimension

    H x W: 5.3 x 10.4 cm (2 1/16 x 4 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim.
    Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain.
    Glaze: transparent, colorless.
    Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.
  • Provenance

    Yamanaka and Co., New York, method of acquisition unknown [1]
    From 1929
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Co., New York [2]
    [1] See Yamanaka and Co., New York invoice to Freer Gallery of Art, June 30, 1929, and marked approved on August 3, 1929, by J. E. Lodge, copy in object file.
    [2] See note 1.
    Research updated April 18, 2023
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Vietnam's Ceramics: Depth and Diversity (July 11, 2015 - July 10, 2016)
    Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta (July 10, 2005 to November 15, 2009)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Painting and Ceramics (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
    Chinese Painting and Pottery (May 2, 1923 to March 22, 1943)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965)
  • Origin

    Hanoi or Red River Delta kilns, Hai Duong province, Vietnam
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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