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Covered box - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with cobalt-tinted glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.2 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm (7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Round box with rounded lid indented in center, tapering body, and carved indented foot.
    Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
    Glaze: blue glaze on outside, possibly a cobalt wash covered by clear glaze, ending above foot on body, abraded on surface, some patches of white granularity on body; clear glaze on inside of lid and body, base unglazed.
    Mark: none.
    Condition: body broken in half and mended; chip missing from rim; round piece missing from body below rim.
  • Provenance

    From 1947 to 1989
    Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Batavia (Jakarta) in 1947 [1]
    From 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 2 in the object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta (July 10, 2005 to November 15, 2009)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dean Frasché (1906-1994)
  • Origin

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

    Gift of Dean Frasché
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