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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, iron pigment on base
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 8.9 x 9.4 x 9.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base.
    Clay: chalky white, fine-grained.
    Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base ("chocolate base").
    Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing band of hatching; below, wide band of lotus vinescroll, above another double line; elongated petal lappets rising from base.
    Mark: none.
    Condition: small nick and hairline crack in rim.
  • 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 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

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