Jar

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Jar of flattened shape with short, inverted neck and carved foot.
Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: translucent, grayish-white glaze, matte texture. Interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck. Double line at shoulder, from which hang eight trefoil designs, four larger and four smaller in alternation.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 x 4 x 4 cm (13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jarlet

Keywords
clear glaze, cobalt pigment, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), stoneware, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1947
Dean Frasché, collected in 1947 from Batavia. [1]

To 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dean Frasché, Greenwich, Connecticut. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

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

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906 - 1994

Description

Jar of flattened shape with short, inverted neck and carved foot.
Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: translucent, grayish-white glaze, matte texture. Interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line at base of neck. Double line at shoulder, from which hang eight trefoil designs, four larger and four smaller in alternation.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum