Jar

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 such compartments filled in alternation with diaper and cloud-swirl motifs; the lower register of six with single full-faced flowers, floral sprays, and cloud-sprays in alternation.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze; metal rim
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.1 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm (1 1/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

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

From 1958
Dean Frasché, collected in 1958 from Djakarta, Indonesia. [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

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 such compartments filled in alternation with diaper and cloud-swirl motifs; the lower register of six with single full-faced flowers, floral sprays, and cloud-sprays in alternation.
Mark: none.

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