Round box with design of floral spray

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Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, shiny, over white slip on exterior; thin, mottled grayish on inside of body and lid; base unglazed. Debris adhering to base.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Abstract floral spray on top of lid, without enclosing rings.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th-16th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.7 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.28a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

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

From 1958 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Jakarta in 1958 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 3 in object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Dean Frasché 1906 - 1994

Description

Round box with domed lid, tapering body, and flat base.
Clay: pale gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, shiny, over white slip on exterior; thin, mottled grayish on inside of body and lid; base unglazed. Debris adhering to base.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt. Abstract floral spray on top of lid, without enclosing rings.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum