Bowl

Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center.
Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.

Historical period(s)
Ly or Tran dynasty, 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 x 20 x 20 cm (3 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1968.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Celadon ware, green glaze, Ly dynasty (1009 - 1225), stoneware, Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400), Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center.
Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.

Label

Celadon glaze appears on ceramics made in northern Vietnam as early as the first century. This bowl shows the distinctive celadon glaze developed by Vietnamese potters working with the pale gray, fine-grained clay of the Red River Delta.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 87.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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