- Historical period(s)
- Mac or Restored Later Le dynasty, 16th-17th century
- Stoneware with cobalt pigment under translucent ivory-toned glaze
- H x W x D: 7.9 x 13.2 x 13.2 cm (3 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 5 3/16 in)
- Vietnam, Red River Delta kilns, possibly Hop Le
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Buff clay.
Glaze: Translucent semimatte ash glaze with brown crackle. Foot rim and base unglazed; three spur marks in bottom. Stained around rim inside and out; glaze abraded on rim.
Decoration: Faint gray-blue underglaze cobalt painted decoration of four "Chinese characters" evenly spaced around outside, one in bottom inside double ring.
Yamanaka & Company, to 1897 
From 1897 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1897 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 465, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Mac dynasty (1527 - 1592), Restored Later Le dynasty (1533 - 1782), stoneware, tea, Vietnam
- Collection(s) Area
- Southeast Asian Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum