[Geography: ] Vietnam

344 objects
F1998.11

Bowl with incised decoration

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1. (Stephen P. Koob, 10 February 1998) Round bowl, almost hemispherical in shape, with a flat base, and slightly incurving rim. Incised on the exterior with a broad lotus petal design on the lower body, and covered inside and out with a brown-green glaze. Base is unglazed. Pronounced crackle to the glaze. One side of …

F1998.10

Jar with incised and inlaid decoration

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1. (Stephen P. Koob, 10 February 1998) 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 …

F1994.15

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Finely crackled creamy white glaze on interior and creamy green glaze on exterior running evenly to foot, interior decorated with underglaze iron black floral spray in center (on which are seven pontil spur scars) surrounded by three clouds and a flaming pearl, everted rim and exterior shoulder decorated with …

F1994.14

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Monochromatic finely crackled ochre-green glaze pooling in spots and falling short of unglazed foot and base, unglazed stacking ring in center, everted rim.

F1994.13

Dish with fluted rim

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Monochromatic very finely crackled grey-green glaze, with five pontil spur scars near center, interior cavetto decorated with multiple grooves, rim scalloped by turning up body clay, very shallow foot surrounds traces of chocolate brown on bottom.

F1994.12

Dish with foliate rim

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Very finely crackled grey-green glaze, interior decorated with underglaze iron black floral spray (on which are five pontil spur scars) within two circles, interior shoulder decorated with vertical sectioning ending in scalloped rim, exterior shoulder molded, very shallow foot surrounds chocolate brown base.

F1994.11

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Grey-green glaze, interior decorated with underglaze iron black floral spray in center (pontil scars absent) within two faintly drawn circles, broad base unglazed.

F1994.10

Dish

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1. (John Forbes 25 April 1994) Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, interior decorated with underglaze blue floral spray in center (on which are four pontil spur scars) within a circle and three circles in underglaze iron black near rim, thin chocolate brown bottom.

F1994.9

Bowl

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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 …

F1994.8

Bowl with design of floral spray

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Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, with underglaze iron black floral spray in interior center (on which are five pontil spur scars) and a narrow band of calligraphic decoration on interior next to rim and a wider band of similar decoration on exterior, both enclosed within pairs of concentric lines, chocolate brown bottom.

F1994.7

Cup

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Grey-green glaze merging with narrow ring of brown glaze just above foot, base colored chocolate brown, undecorated interior, exterior decorated with multiple vertical lines between concentric circles.

F1994.6

Bowl

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Monochromatic thin finely crackled grey-green glaze, falling to unglazed foot and base, stacking ring in interior, uneven rim cut with alternating single then double shallow curved indentations.

F1995.14

Dish

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Medium-sized dish with decoration incised through the glaze. Clay: ivory stoneware body. Glaze: clear glaze; iron wash “chocolate” base. Decoration: A single large floral (probably lotus) spray fills the center, while the well is filled by a floral scroll.

F1992.31

Ewer

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Ewer with phoenix-head spout and loop handle, missing lid. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained clay. Base unglazed. Glaze: smooth, translucent, grass-green. Decoration: relief blossom forms applied around the shoulder; incised floral scrolls on the rounded body.

F1992.12

Jar

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Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: colorless glaze on body; iron-oxide wash on base. Decoration: On neck, band of “treasure” lattice. On shoulder, three mythical beasts (baize) alternating with four-pronged clouds whose centers resemble the fungus of immortality, the space filled by smaller flame-like clouds and wish-granting jewels, some enclosed by flames and others not. On upper …

F1991.55

Dish

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1991.55

Large dish with everted rim, upright glazed lip, deep cavetto, wide flat bottom slightly domed in the center, on low, beveled, unglazed footrim. Clay: greyish-brown stoneware; long firing crack running from rim to center; another short firing crack on rim, two on footrim. Glaze: transparent ivory-grey tone; possibly a coating of white slip under the …

F1989.31

Cup

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Small bowl with everted rim on raised everted foot. Clay: light grey, gritty. Glaze: clear glaze on interior, over white slip; rim unglazed; mottled copper-green glaze on exterior, pooling around foot; visible edge of foot has brownish sheen; base unglazed. Decoration: incised under glaze on outside, three sets of multiple lines evenly spaced on body. …

F1989.30

Bowl

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Low bowl with inverted plain rim, rounded sides, and flat base. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, over white slip inside and out; slip and glaze pared away above base; base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt in graded shades, pale to dark. Outside, double lines, very faint, below rim and above base enclosing vinescrolls …

F1989.29

Water dropper in the form of a blowfish

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Small molded vessel in shape of blowfish, with rimless mouth and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: opaque, ivory-toned, finely abraded over surface except where protected by angles of the molded tail. Base and interior unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze blue; details of fish features, including stippling over blue wash on back. Mark: none. Condition: …

F1989.28a-b

Round box with design of floral spray

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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.