H x W x D: 9 x 20 x 20 cm (3 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in)
Vietnam, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Bowl with compressed thin slightly flaring rim; flat, slightly concave base, 5 spur marks inside center.
Clay: fine grain, buff stoneware. Glaze: thin, yellowish green celadon with crackle. Decoration: none.
Celadon glaze appears on ceramics made in northern Vietnam as early as the first century. This bowl shows the distinctive celadon glaze developed by Vietnamese potters working with the pale gray, fine-grained clay of the Red River Delta.