Jar

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Small jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body.
Clay: fine gray stoneware.
Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double lines; near base, three abstract brush marks probably meant to be cloud scrolls.
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: 6.6 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm (2 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
cloud, cobalt pigment, flower, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), 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 3 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 jar with tapering neck and rounded rim, flattened shoulder and globular body.
Clay: fine gray stoneware.
Glaze: clear, large irregular crackle; slightly bluish where thicker.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt; lotus-petal collar around shoulder, above faint double line; on body, three large four-petal flowers interspersed with sprays of foliage, bounded below by two faint double lines; near base, three abstract brush marks probably meant to be cloud scrolls.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum