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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 translucent glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm (13/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Jar with short neck and flat base.
    Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
    Glaze: translucent, ivory-toned, coarsely-crackled; appears heavier around the shoulder, as if applied in two coats, and milkier, as if underfired; glaze appears to have been ground off above edge of unglazed base. Interior glazed.
    Decoration: in dark blue underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck, from which four petal lappets project onto shoulder, their drawing obscured by the grainy and milky glaze.
    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]
    [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.
  • 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

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