Mrs. A.D. Worthington, Vienna, Virginia, acquired in Jakarta, to 1987 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. A.D. Worthington in 1987
 According to Mrs. Worthington, when she purchased the object in Jakarta, Indonesia, she was told that it had come from Sulawesi (see Curatorial Note 6, Louise Cort, May 12, 2004, in object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Mrs. A.D. Worthington
Large dish, thickly potted, with narrow everted rim, deep cavetto, flat center over flat base, and low rounded foot.
Clay: stoneware; dense, smooth, light grayish-buff.
Glaze: thin, high-fired, transparent, low luster, over white slip. Thin light-brown translucent glaze brushed unevenly onto foot. Foot rim unglazed. Base wiped counter-clockwise with thin glaze wash marked with striations.
Decoration: Painted in underglaze cobalt blue on white slip. Central design is of two fish facing in opposite directions and ventrally opposed among water weeds. This is framed by a narrow band within double lines, containing six spaced motifs -- three cloud scrolls alternating with three six-petal flowers and scrolls. Cavetto has eight peony flowers alternating with sprays of spiky leaves. Although interrupted, the impression is of a continuous scroll. Exterior of cavetto, lotus petal panels containing pendant scroll.
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum