Jar

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 of shoulder and lying on shoulder; one V-shaped stroke near foot; one irregularly shaped stroke on foot.
Mark: none.

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Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.1 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm (2 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Red River delta, Hai Duong province
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.25
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 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 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 of shoulder and lying on shoulder; one V-shaped stroke near foot; one irregularly shaped stroke on foot.
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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