Bowl

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Low bowl with inverted plain rim, rounded sides, and flat base.
Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, over white slip inside and out; slip and glaze pared away above base; base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt in graded shades, pale to dark. Outside, double lines, very faint, below rim and above base enclosing vinescrolls with four four-petal full-face blossoms. Inside, small abstract floral spray in bottom.
Mark: none.

Historical period(s)
Later Le, Mac, or Restored Later Le dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip and cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Red River delta, Hai Duong province
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Accession Number
F1989.30
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
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 East 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

Low bowl with inverted plain rim, rounded sides, and flat base.
Clay: light gray, fine-grained.
Glaze: clear, lustrous, over white slip inside and out; slip and glaze pared away above base; base unglazed.
Decoration: in underglaze cobalt in graded shades, pale to dark. Outside, double lines, very faint, below rim and above base enclosing vinescrolls with four four-petal full-face blossoms. Inside, small abstract floral spray in bottom.
Mark: none.

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

Copyright with museum