Ewer

Ewer with phoenix-head spout and loop handle, missing lid.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained clay. Base unglazed.
Glaze: smooth, translucent, grass-green.
Decoration: relief blossom forms applied around the shoulder; incised floral scrolls on the rounded body.

Historical period(s)
Tran dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 17.9 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm (7 1/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
flower, green glaze, stoneware, Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400), Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

John Forbes, Silver Spring, Maryland, purchased in the Philippines [1]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from John Forbes in 1992

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Note 7, Louise Cort, March 30, 2005, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

John Forbes

Description

Ewer with phoenix-head spout and loop handle, missing lid.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained clay. Base unglazed.
Glaze: smooth, translucent, grass-green.
Decoration: relief blossom forms applied around the shoulder; incised floral scrolls on the rounded body.

Published References
  • Louise Allison Cort. In Search of Ceramics in Vietnam. Washington, Winter 1994. fig. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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