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Title

Dish with design of two waterbirds


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Vietnamese ceramics from the late 13th through to the mid-17th century display a close affinity to Chinese wares both in the repertoire of shapes, and in the designs. Yet they are refreshing variations rather than slavish provincial copies. It is particularly in the designs of the large underglazed blue decorated dishes that the Vietnamese demonstrate their unique response to the world. This large dish with its rare and unusual design typifies the originality brought to bear by the Vietnamese painter, while also displaying a predifiction for naturalism rarely encountered in the more formalised Chinese designs.


Details


Place where the work was made

Hanoi Viet Nam


Date

15th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with underglaze blue decoration


Dimensions

7.2 x 34.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Asian Collection Benefactors' Fund 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

108.2003



Place

Where the work was made
Hanoi

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Peter Fish, The Austalian, "Collectors' Corner: Primitive Asian ceramics attract greater interest", Sydney, 08 Nov 1980, illus..

John Guy, Oriental trade ceramics in southeast Asia, 10th to 16th century: selected from Australian collections, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Bodor Collection, Melbourne, 1980, cover (colour illus.), 71. cat.no 103

John Guy, Oriental trade ceramics in South-East Asia: Ninth to sixteenth centuries, Singapore, 1986, 114, 115 (colour illus.). no. 120

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 303 (colour illus.).

John Stevenson and John Guy, Vietnamese Ceramics: a separate tradition, United States of America, 1997, 325 (colour illus.). plate no. 267