Covered box

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 unglazed.
Mark: none.
Condition: body broken in half and mended; chip missing from rim; round piece missing from body below rim.

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Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt-tinted glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.2 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm (7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.17a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), Mac dynasty (1527 - 1592), Restored Later Le dynasty (1533 - 1782), stoneware, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1947 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Batavia (Jakarta) in 1947 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 2 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

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 unglazed.
Mark: none.
Condition: body broken in half and mended; chip missing from rim; round piece missing from body below rim.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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