Covered box with design of pavilion in garden

Round box with flattened lid, tapering body, and trimmed inset foot.
Clay: pale gray, fine grained.
Glaze: white, milky opacity, lustrous; thin, greenish, crackled glaze on interior of body and lid.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Triple line defining shoulder of lid and enclosing landscape scene with garden, pavillion, and wooded hills.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.7 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 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
F1989.26a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From 1958 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Jakarta in 1958 [1]

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

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906-1994

Description

Round box with flattened lid, tapering body, and trimmed inset foot.
Clay: pale gray, fine grained.
Glaze: white, milky opacity, lustrous; thin, greenish, crackled glaze on interior of body and lid.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Triple line defining shoulder of lid and enclosing landscape scene with garden, pavillion, and wooded hills.
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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