Round box with design of floral spray

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.7 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
    Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
    Glaze: clear, shiny, over white slip on exterior; thin, mottled grayish on inside of body and lid; base unglazed. Debris adhering to base.
    Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Abstract floral spray on top of lid, without enclosing rings.
    Mark: none.
  • Provenance

    From 1958 to 1989
    Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Jakarta in 1958 [1]
    From 1989
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 3 in 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
  • Type

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