Bowl with design of floral spray

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Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, with underglaze iron black floral spray in interior center (on which are five pontil spur scars) and a narrow band of calligraphic decoration on interior next to rim and a wider band of similar decoration on exterior, both enclosed within pairs of concentric lines, chocolate brown bottom.

Historical period(s)
Tran dynasty, 14th century
Medium
Stoneware with iron decoration under transparent glaze; iron wash on base
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.6 x 16.9 x 16.9 cm (3 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1994.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
flower, stoneware, Tran dynasty (1225 - 1400), Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1994
John Forbes, Silver Spring, Maryland, acquired in Manila, to 1994 [1]

From 1994
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from John Forbes in 1994

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 2 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

John Forbes

Description

Creamy finely crackled light grey glaze, with underglaze iron black floral spray in interior center (on which are five pontil spur scars) and a narrow band of calligraphic decoration on interior next to rim and a wider band of similar decoration on exterior, both enclosed within pairs of concentric lines, chocolate brown bottom.

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

Copyright with museum