Bowl with inverted rim

Round bowl, with an almost flat bottom, carinated shoulder and inturned rim. Creamy yellow-white-gray glaze over a gray-brown stoneware.

Historical period(s)
Ly or Tran dynasty, 13th-14th century
Medium
Stoneware with ivory glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 8.6 x 18.8 cm (3 3/8 x 7 3/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by Betty and John R. Menke
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1998.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Ly dynasty (1009 - 1225), stoneware, Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400), Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1998
Chao Phraya Gallery, Washington, DC, acquired from an unidentified collector, to 1998 [1]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Chao Phraya Gallery in 1998

Notes:

[1] The Chao Phraya proprietors explained that this object came from the collection of an Australian ambassador to Vietnam around 1982 (see Curatorial Note 2, Louise Cort, December 19, 1997, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Chao Phraya Gallery

Description

Round bowl, with an almost flat bottom, carinated shoulder and inturned rim. Creamy yellow-white-gray glaze over a gray-brown stoneware.

Published References
  • Betonamu no toji [Vietnamese Ceramics Exhibition]. Exh. cat. Fukuoka City, Japan. .
  • John Stevenson, John Guy, Louise Allison Cort. Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition. Chicago. cat. 126-8,136-8.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 212-213, fig. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
F|S Southeast Asia
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