Keywords: Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400)
Shallow bowl with upright rim, carved footring. Five spur marks on interior bottom. Clay: buff grey stoneware. Glaze: clear, transparent, finely crazed. Decoration: painted with underglaze iron floral design enclosed by a circle on central medallion, three concentric circles below rim.
Pillow in the form of a tortoise, head turned upward, the feet shown in paddling motion. The carapace hexagonal plates are modelled, the divisions incised. The shell is surmounted by a narrow concave head-rest with lobed ends and a small hole in the center, on a base decorated with a carved scroll. This element, the …
Dish with hand-cut fluted cavetto and scalloped rim. Low foot, base unglazed. Clay: stoneware, light gray, fine grained. Glaze: “apple-green” high-temperature copper-tinted glaze. Glaze stops above lower edge of foot. Wide ring cut out of glaze in bottom, leaving circle of glaze in center. Mark: none.
Jar of cylindrical form with broad shoulder tapering toward the flat base, short neck narrowing to the mouth. Clay: medium-grey stoneware. Glaze: thin iron wash and slight accumulation of fly-ash glaze. Decoration: two grooves insided into neck (possibly using combing tool); two raised ridges applied to shoulder, alternating with bands of undulating combing.
Jarlet of flattened globular form with rounded mouthrim and flat base. Clay: beige stoneware. Glaze: copper green, low gloss, crazed. Decoration: none.
Beaker with straight sides sligthly tapered towards the mouth and craved footring. An unglazed stacking ring cut on the interior bottom. An purple brown iron wash on the base. Clay: buff-grey stoneware. Glaze: green (tinted with copper), mottled, glossy, transparent; foot and base unglazed. Decoration: a row of bosses bordered by two incised rings on …
Shallow bowl with straight side, flared rim, carved footring and unglazed ring cut at interior bottom. Clay: light grey stoneware. Glaze: copper-green, translucent, glossy. Decoration: none.
Shallow bowl with straight side, flared rim, carved footring and unglazed ring cut at interior bottom. Clay: light grey stoneware. Glaze: straw, transparent, crazed, glossy. Decoration: none.
Bowl with notched rim, rounded body, and carved footring. Five spur marks on interior bottom. Clay: ivory white, dense, smooth. Glaze: iron brown, glossy, translucent; base unglazed. Decoration: molded Buddhist “precious objects” and floral design on cavetto, a flower design on interior bottom.