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: Dish : Dish : Dish base: Dish


Historical period(s)
Tran or Later Le dynasty, 14th-15th century
Stoneware with clear glaze; iron wash on base
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)
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
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.

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


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

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Former owner
Betty and John R. Menke
Robert P. Griffing Jr.
Eric J. Zetterquist
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
flower, Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), lotus, 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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