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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm (1 1/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    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 of the lid, four panels containing trailing cloud patterns, offset by cross-hatching on ground; single line above edge. On base, three trailing cloud motifs framed by single line below rim and single line near base.
    Mark: none.
    Condition: base broken and repaired.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Provenance

    From 1964
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1964 from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

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

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

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