Jar

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Jar with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; broad panel of finely-drawn leaf sprays alternating with three four-petal full-face flowers; double line above base.
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: 2.9 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm (1 1/8 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
clear glaze, 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 1958
Dean Frasché, collected in 1958 from Djakarta, Indonesia. [1]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 2 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 with low neck, high shoulders, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, translucent, matte, finely abraded over entire surface, ending irregularly above base; interior and base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Single line around neck; around base of neck, collar of round forms with pointed projections; double line around shoulder; broad panel of finely-drawn leaf sprays alternating with three four-petal full-face flowers; double line above base.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum