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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-15th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with white slip and iron and cobalt pigments under clear glaze; iron pigment on base
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7.5 x 16.9 x 16.9 cm (2 15/16 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl with eveerted rim.
    Clay: light gray stoneware.
    Glaze: creamy white glaze.
    Decoration: painted in two shades of cobalt (or possibly iron and cobalt) pigment under the glaze: floral spray in center (on which are five spur scars), narrow calligraphic band near interior rim, wider band on exterior, both framed by lines. Base shows traces of "chocolate brown" (iron slip).
  • Provenance

    Early 1980s
    Possibly David Rehfuss, Fairfax, Virginia, purchased in Jakarta, Indonesia in the early 1980s. [1]
    To 1994
    John Forbes, Silver Spring, Maryland, acquired in Manilla, Philippines. [2]
    From 1994
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from John Forbes, Silver Spring, Maryland. [3]
    [1] Louise Cort states in a note from April 13, 2004 that “According to David Rehfuss, this bowl may have belonged to him and been traded to John Forbes. David Rehfuss bought the bowl in Jakarta in the early 1980s while he was posted there in the Foreign Service.” See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    David P. Rehfuss
    John Forbes
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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