John A. Pope (1906-1982), Washington D.C., collected between August 1956 and April 1957 in Angkor, Cambodia. 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John A. Pope, Washington D.C. 
 See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. See also “Ceramics in Mainland and Southeast Asia: Collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery”, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1. See also object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. John Alexander Pope 1906 - 1982
Shape: Shard consists of approximately half of the base of a white-bodied bowl. The footring is very low, extending only about 0.4 cm below the base of the bowl on the inside of the footring. Exterior height of the footring is 0.9 cm. Outside diameter of the footring is estimated to have been about 10.0 cm. The base of the footring itself is very wide, approximately 1.9 cm, and extremely well-carved.
Clay: Fine, very white, almost porcelaneous stoneware. There are moderate fine inclusions and virtually no air pockets. The unglazed portions of the footring have oxidized orange-red where they were exposed to the kiln atmosphere.
Glaze: The finely crackled clear glaze has a slight seawater-green tinge to it. The glaze is marred in the mirror of the bowl where it appears that clay spacer-balls were placed to enable stacking of a pile of bowls for firing. There are corresponding marks on the base of the footring where the present bowl was placed on clay balls to raise it above the bowl below. It appears that a slip was applied to the bottom of the footring before the clay spacer was attached, presumably to ensure that the spacer could be removed cleanly after firing.
- Collection Area(s)
- Southeast Asian Art
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- Rights Statement
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