Bowl with molded decoration

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Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim.
Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, colorless.
Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.

Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Porcelain with clear, slightly grayish glaze; metal rim
Dimensions
H x W: 5.3 x 10.4 cm (2 1/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Hanoi or Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.82
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
clear glaze, cloud, crane, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), phoenix, porcelain, Vietnam
Provenance

1929
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Description

Bowl: spreading ovoidal; thin basal ring; copper rim.
Clay: very thin, with translucent areas; grayish-white; sonant. Translucent white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent, colorless.
Decoration: molded in paste, under glaze. On interior: band of four phoenixes in clouds, six-petalled flowerhead in center bottom.

Label

Similar translucent bowls, bearing molded designs of dragons or phoenixes (both imperial emblems), have been excavated from the fifteenth-century layer of the Ba Dinh site in central Hanoi.

Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum