Chao Phraya Gallery, Washington, D.C., acquired from an unidentified collector, to 1998 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Chao Phraya Gallery in 1998
 According to the proprietors of the Chao Phraya Gallery, this object came from a collector who had acquired it in Indonesia around 1982 (see Curatorial Note 3, Louise Cort, December 19, 1997).
- Previous Owner(s)
Chao Phraya Gallery
1. (Stephen P. Koob, 10 February 1998) Round bowl, almost hemispherical in shape, with a flat base, and slightly incurving rim. Incised on the exterior with a broad lotus petal design on the lower body, and covered inside and out with a brown-green glaze. Base is unglazed. Pronounced crackle to the glaze. One side of the bowl is slightly dented and has a firing flaw/contact mark from leaning against another vessel in the kiln.
2. (Louise Cort, 3 March 1998) This small bowl with inverted rim was decorated before glazing with eight lotus petals rising from the base, casually incised with double lines. Horizontal double lines ring the mouth and the widest point of the body. Numerous specks of iron have bled into the glossy, olive-green celadon glaze. The flat base is unglazed; the bottom bears five triangular spur marks inside an incised ring.
- Published References
- Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 212-213.
- John Stevenson, John Guy, Louise Allison Cort. Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition. Chicago. .
- Betonamu no toji (Vietnamese Ceramics Exhibition). Exh. cat. Fukuoka City, Japan. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum