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Cup

Type
Bowl
Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Stoneware with white slip under colorless and copper-green glazes
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 4.5 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1989.31
Description
Small bowl with everted rim on raised everted foot.
Clay: light grey, gritty.
Glaze: clear glaze on interior, over white slip; rim unglazed; mottled copper-green glaze on exterior, pooling around foot; visible edge of foot has brownish sheen; base unglazed.
Decoration: incised under glaze on outside, three sets of multiple lines evenly spaced on body.
Mark: none.
Label
Produced by copper, the fresh green color of the glaze on this cup is a distinctive feature of some northern Vietnamese ceramics. This bright color differs from the soft green of celadon glaze, which is tinted by a small percentage of iron.

From 1974 to 1989
Dean Frasché, Greenwich, CT, acquired in Singapore in 1974 [1]

From 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dean Frasché in 1989

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 10 in the object record.

Former owner
Dean Frasché (1906 - 1994)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), stoneware, Vietnam, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resource(s)
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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