View right to left
: Cup : 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
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
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Later Le dynasty (1428 - 1527), stoneware, Vietnam
Collection(s) Area
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resource(s)
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
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