Dish

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Medium-sized dish with decoration incised through the glaze.
Clay: ivory stoneware body.
Glaze: clear glaze; iron wash “chocolate” base.
Decoration: A single large floral (probably lotus) spray fills the center, while the well is filled by a floral scroll.

Historical period(s)
Tran or Later Le dynasty, 14th-15th century
Medium
Stoneware with clear glaze; iron wash on base
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.1 x 23.9 x 23.9 cm (2 3/8 x 9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1995.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
flower, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), lotus, stoneware, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the late 1960s
Robert Griffing, acquired in Indonesia in the late 1960s [1]

John Menke, Scarsdale, NY, purchased from Robert Griffing [2]

Eric J. Zetterquist, New York, held on consignment for John Menke [3]

From 1995
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Eric J. Zetterquist in 1995

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 12, Louise A. Cort, December 1, 1995, in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Betty and John R. Menke
Eric J. Zetterquist
Robert P. Griffing Jr.

Description

Medium-sized dish with decoration incised through the glaze.
Clay: ivory stoneware body.
Glaze: clear glaze; iron wash "chocolate" base.
Decoration: A single large floral (probably lotus) spray fills the center, while the well is filled by a floral scroll.

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

Copyright with museum