Bowl, Vietnam, Lý or Trần dynasty, 13th century, Hai Duong province, Red River Delta kilns. Stoneware with celadon glaze. H x W x D: 9 x 20 x 20 cm (3 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in). Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment. Freer Gallery of Art, F1968.59 © 2017 Smithsonian Institution
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.