A spotted celadon ewer and lid, Trần dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 864. A spotted celadon ewer and lid, Trần dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 1/4in (18.5cm) height of ewer, 7 7/8in (20cm) height with lid. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,500 - 4,200). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. 

Of compressed ovoid form with a short spout and a striated strap handle on the shoulder separated by four leaf shaped loops, the walls also incised with string bands visible beneath the pale olive-green glaze marked with iron brown dots of irregular shape, the wide foot and shallow base unglazed; the lid with faceted walls similarly glazed and fitting over the short neck of the ewer.

NoteFor ewers of similar form with four leaf-shaped loops on the shoulder, see John Stevenson and John Guy,Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition, 1997, p. 237, nos. 117 and 118 (as 13th/14th century). for an alms bowl and a beaker with the same spotted glaze, dated to the 13th/14th century, see Philippe Truong, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York, 2007, pp. 83-84, nos. 50 and 51. The spotted glaze may have been inspired by the many Longquan vessels exported to Southeast Asia during the Yuan dynasty: see the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Singapore, Chinese Celadons and Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia, 1979, pp. 190-195, no. 152 and nos. 154-157 (all as 14th century).

Alms bowl, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 13th–14th century

Alms bowl, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 13th–14th century. Stoneware with bluish gray and yellow-brown glaze, five spur marks; 2 7/16 x 6 7/8 in. (6.2 x 17.5 cm)Gift of John D. Constable, 1989.801 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Catalogue raisonné: Truong Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 50

Beaker, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 13th–14th century

Beaker, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 13th–14th century. Stoneware with bluish white and yellow-brown glaze, unglazed stacking ring; 3 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (7.7 x 11.4 cm). Gift of John D. Constable, 1989.800 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Catalogue raisonné: Truong Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 51

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