Cup

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Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base.
Clay: chalky white, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base (“chocolate base”).
Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing band of hatching; below, wide band of lotus vinescroll, above another double line; elongated petal lappets rising from base.
Mark: none.
Condition: small nick and hairline crack in rim.

Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with cobalt pigment under clear glaze, iron wash on base
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.9 x 9.4 x 9.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 11/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
clear glaze, cobalt pigment, iron pigment, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), lotus, Mac dynasty (1527 - 1592), Restored Later Le dynasty (1533 - 1782), 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

Cup with inverted plain rim, tapering body, and carved inset base.
Clay: chalky white, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, slightly yellowish tone, matte surface; glaze on interior coarsely crackled. Trimmed off at edge of base before firing. Iron wash on base ("chocolate base").
Decoration: in blue-gray underglaze, blackish where thick. Pair of double lines below rim, framing band of hatching; below, wide band of lotus vinescroll, above another double line; elongated petal lappets rising from base.
Mark: none.
Condition: small nick and hairline crack in rim.

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

Copyright with museum