Covered box

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Small covered box.
Clay: pale gray stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, whitish.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, considerably obscured by glaze: on lid, central motif surrounded by double line and radiating triangular motifs; on base, rising lotus-petal band.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.42a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From ca. 1968
Dorothy M. Slak, acquired ca. 1968 from Jakarta, Indonesia. [1]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dorothy M. Slak, Sarasota, Florida. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Slak

Description

Small covered box.
Clay: pale gray stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, whitish.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, considerably obscured by glaze: on lid, central motif surrounded by double line and radiating triangular motifs; on base, rising lotus-petal band.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum