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 1976 (see Curatorial Note 5, Louise Cort, December 19, 1997).
- Previous Owner(s)
Chao Phraya Gallery
1. (Stephen P. Koob, 10 February 1998) Large glazed bowl, almost hemispherical in shape, with a small, flat, unglazed ring foot. The bowl is slightly uneven and slopes to one side. Light gray-green glaze inside and out, with floral decoration in a dark green-brown underglaze.
2. (Louise A. Cort, 3 March 1998) This deep bowl with inverted rim bears swiftly-sketched decoration of three floral sprays between to horizontal bands, with additional sprays in the bottom, that is a later version of the "Thanh Hoa"style, with the iron pigment applied before the glaze, which fired to a pale gray-green. Bowls and ewers of this type are dated late 13th-14th century (Stevenson and Guy 1997, nos. 201-203; cover and 155). The bottom bears five triangular spur marks. The flat base is unglazed.
- 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