Jar with incised and inlaid decoration

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th-14th century
  • Geography

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

    Stoneware with translucent greenish-yellow and iron glazes
  • Dimension

    H: 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Large glazed round jar, with wide mouth, thick out-turned rim and flat base. Creamy gray-white glaze on the exterior and interior, except for the base and interior bottom. Decorated on the exterior with incised lines forming "panels," within which large floral designs are executed in brown glaze. Two small holes punched through on the upper shoulder of one side.
    A wide-mouthed jar with four ornamented panels and a broad, flat base. The decoration is cut into the soft clay through the just-applied raw glaze and painted with iron pigment. The glaze on this jar fired to pale yellow-green.
  • Provenance

    To 1998
    Chao Phraya Gallery, Washington, DC, acquired from an unidentified collector, to 1998 [1]
    From 1998
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Chao Phraya Gallery in 1998
    [1] The Chao Phraya proprietors explained that this object came from the collection of an Australian ambassador to Vietnam around 1982 (see Curatorial Note 11, Louise Cort, December 19, 1997, 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)
    Beyond the Legacy--Anniversary Acquisitions of the Freer Gallery of Art (October 11, 1998 to April 11, 1999)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Chao Phraya Gallery
  • Origin

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

    Purchase — funds provided by the Docents of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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