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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; metal rim
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.1 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Small jar with low straight neck repaired with metal band and carved inset base.
    Clay: buff, fine-grained.
    Glaze: thin, shiny, translucent; clear, grayish glaze on interior; base unglazed.
    Decoration: in dark blue cobalt under the glaze. Body surface divided by thick lines framed by two thin lines into pentagonal compartments; the upper register of six such compartments filled in alternation with diaper and cloud-swirl motifs; the lower register of six with single full-faced flowers, floral sprays, and cloud-sprays in alternation.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From 1958
    Dean Frasché, collected in 1958 from Djakarta, 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.
  • 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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