[Geography: ] Vietnam

344 objects
F1989.27

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.27

Small jar of flattened shape with lobed sides and carved inset foot. Clay: buff, fine grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, ivory-toned, gray-green where thick, finely crackled; applied over white slip which is visible where exposed at foot; interior and foot unglazed. Decoration: molded ridge at shoulder line, defining upper edge of lobed sides.

F1989.26a-b

Covered box with design of pavilion in garden

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.26a-b

Round box with flattened lid, tapering body, and trimmed inset foot. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: white, milky opacity, lustrous; thin, greenish, crackled glaze on interior of body and lid. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Triple line defining shoulder of lid and enclosing landscape scene with garden, pavillion, and wooded hills. Mark: none.

F1989.25

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.25

Small jar with short straight neck, ovoid body on wide straight foot, and inset base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, ivory-toned, extending to lower edge of foot; applied over white slip which is visible inside neck; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in cobalt under glaze: one elongated petal-like shape beginning at base …

F1989.23

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.23

Jar with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; …

F1989.22

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.22

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 …

F1989.21

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.21

Small jar with everted rim, high shoulder, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear, lustrous, greyish tone, crackled. Interior and base unglazed. Two small oval scars at base where potter’s fingers gripped vessel for glazing. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.20

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.20

Small jar with everted rim, high shoulder, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine grained. Glaze: clear lustrous, greyish tone, crackled. Interior and base unglazed. Two small oval scars at base where potter’s fingers gripped vessel for glazing. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.19

Cup

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.19

Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base. Clay: chalky white, fine-grained. Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base (“chocolate base”). Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing …

F1989.18

Water dropper in the form of a peach

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.18

Small pot molded in the shape of a peach with a small round mouth, stem in relief and concave base. Clay: pale grey. Glaze: whitish, opaque, coarsely crackled, abraded to even matteness on surface except where protected near raised stem and pointed end of peach form; thin clear glaze on interior; base unglazed. Decoration: in …

F1989.17a-b

Covered box

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.17a-b

Round box with rounded lid indented in center, tapering body, and carved indented foot. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: blue glaze on outside, possibly a cobalt wash covered by clear glaze, ending above foot on body, abraded on surface, some patches of white granularity on body; clear glaze on inside of lid and body, base …

F1989.16

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.16

Jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent, ivory-toned, coarsely-crackled; appears heavier around the shoulder, as if applied in two coats, and milkier, as if underfired; glaze appears to have been ground off above edge of unglazed base. Interior glazed. Decoration: in dark blue underglaze cobalt. Single line at base …

F1989.15

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.15

Jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: milky, lustrous translucent glaze, underfired. Interior and base unglazed. Scar on one side of body. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single ring at base of neck with twelve points projecting onto shoulder. Double line around shoulder, from which are suspended four cloud-collar shapes and …

F1989.14

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.14

Minature jar with short neck and flat base. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent glaze, milky, abraded on surface; tinted dark, grayish blue by cobalt painted over the body beneath the glaze, except for two white semicircular shapes on opposing sides at the base. Interior and base unglazed. Decoration: none. Mark: none.

F1989.13

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.13

Jar of flattened shape with short, inverted neck and carved foot. Clay: light gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent, grayish-white glaze, matte texture. Interior and base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck. Double line at shoulder, from which hang eight trefoil designs, four larger and four smaller in alternation. Mark: none.

F1989.11

Lobed bottle in the form of a pear

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.11

Small pear-shaped eight-lobed bottle with flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: thin translucent glaze with blue-gray tinge, surface densely covered by fine abrasions; base unglazed. Decoration: in bright to dark blue underglaze cobalt. Below present rim, two sets of double lines framing band of geometrical patterns. Vertical lines drawn approximately over eight gentle indentations …

F1989.10a-b

Covered box

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1989.10a-b

Small round box with flat lid, tapering body, and flat base. Clay: pale gray, fine-grained. Glaze: translucent white, matte on outside; thin, shiny glaze on interior of body and lid; base unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. On lid, double ring defining flattened top, on which is a large single flower with leaves. On the edge …

F1987.8

Dish

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1987.8

Large dish, thickly potted, with narrow everted rim, deep cavetto, flat center over flat base, and low rounded foot. Clay: stoneware; dense, smooth, light grayish-buff. Glaze: thin, high-fired, transparent, low luster, over white slip. Thin light-brown translucent glaze brushed unevenly onto foot. Foot rim unglazed. Base wiped counter-clockwise with thin glaze wash marked with striations. …

F1986.40a-b

Covered box

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1986.40a-b

Covered box with flattened rim and molded foliation. Clay: pale gray stoneware. Glaze: translucent white; foot unglazed. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, somewhat obscured by glaze: on lid, central floral spray enclosed by eight radiating panels filled with alternating blue foliage and geometric designs. Mark: none.

F1986.43

Jar

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1986.43

Small jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body. Clay: fine gray stoneware. Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double …

F1986.42a-b

Covered box

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1986.42a-b

Small covered box. Clay: pale gray stoneware. Glaze: translucent, whitish. Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, considerably obscured by glaze: on lid, central motif surrounded by double line and radiating triangular motifs; on base, rising lotus-petal band. Mark: none.