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3/4 top view: Cup profile: Cup base: Cup


Historical period(s)
Later Le dynasty, 15th century
Stoneware with white slip under colorless and copper-green glazes
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)
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Dean Frasché
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
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.
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


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

Former owner
Dean Frasché (1906 - 1994)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
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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