Jar

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 of neck, from which four petal lappets project onto shoulder, their drawing obscured by the grainy and milky glaze.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under translucent glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm (13/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
cobalt pigment, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), stoneware, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1947
Dean Frasché, collected in 1947 from Batavia. [1]

To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

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 of neck, from which four petal lappets project onto shoulder, their drawing obscured by the grainy and milky glaze.
Mark: none.

Published References
  • Hanna Szczepanowska. Conservationof Cultural Heritage: Key Principles and Approaches. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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