An olive green glazed bowl with carved and combed decoration, Trần dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 880. An olive green glazed bowl with carved and combed decorationTrần dynasty, 13th-14th century; 7 1/4in (18.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€850 - 1,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.  

The deep well carved and combed with a diffuse bird and peony flower pattern surrounding further comb and scrape marks at the center of the well, the exterior walls also incised with radiating lines above the foot ring, the glaze applied everywhere except the foot pad and recessed base.  

Published: James H. Brow and Anh Hoang Brow, 'Vietnamese Ceramics: A Ten Thousand Year Continuum,' Arts of Asia, March-April 2004, p. 83, no. 4.

Note: The diffuse pattern on this bowl is difficult to read, further away from Longquan and qingbai sources. For a bowl of similar form and diffuse decoration, associated with the Tongan kilns of Fujian, ascribed to the 13th century, see the Southeast Asian Ceramics Society exhibition, Chinese Celadons And Other Related Wares in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 1979, pp. 156-157, no. 78, pls. 66 & 67. For related bowls with combed and carved decoration from the Than Hoa kilns, see Philippe Truong, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, New York, 2007, pp. 51-52, nos. 19 and 20 (as Trân dynasty, 13th/14th century).

Dish, Vietnam, Trần dynasty, 13th–14th century

Dish, Vietnam, Trần dynasty, 13th–14th century. Stoneware with pale green glaze, incised and combed decoration, five spur marks, Thanh Hoa kilns; 2 1/16 x 6 7/16 in. (5.3 x 16.4 cm ). Anonymous gift, 1989.778 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 19 and 20.

Dish, Vietnam, Tran dynasty, 13th–14th century

Dish, Vietnam, Trần dynasty, 13th–14th century. Stoneware with pale green glaze, incised and combed decoration, five spur marks, Thanh Hoa kilns; 2 1/16 x 6 3/4 in. (5.2 x 17.1 cm). Gift of John D. Constable, 1989.763 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 20

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