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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th 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 x 4 x 4 cm (13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1989.13
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1989.13

Object Details

  • Description

    Jar of flattened shape with short, inverted neck and carved foot.
    Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
    Glaze: translucent, grayish-white glaze, matte texture. Interior and base unglazed.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck. Double line at shoulder, from which hang eight trefoil designs, four larger and four smaller in alternation.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From 1947
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1947 from Batavia. [1]
    To 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Origin

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

    Gift of Dean Frasché
  • Type

    Vessel
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