Jar

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Small jar with flattened sides.
Clay: light brown stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, matt surface, large irregular crackle stained red; glaze worn off rim; foot unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, with some black spotting: single line around base of neck, with lotus-petal collar; body flattened into four wide and four narrow panels, the wide panels with frames enclosing identical plants, the narrow panels enclosing geometric patterns.

Historical period(s)
Later Le or Mac dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm (3 9/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Red River delta, Hai Duong province, Chu Dau kilns or Ngoi kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy M. Slak
Accession Number
F1986.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
cobalt pigment, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), Mac dynasty (1527 - 1592), plant, 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 5 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 flattened sides.
Clay: light brown stoneware.
Glaze: translucent, matt surface, large irregular crackle stained red; glaze worn off rim; foot unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt, with some black spotting: single line around base of neck, with lotus-petal collar; body flattened into four wide and four narrow panels, the wide panels with frames enclosing identical plants, the narrow panels enclosing geometric patterns.

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

Copyright with museum