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Title

Octagonal covered box decorated with a crab on the lid


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Crabs were popularly produced on Vietnamese and Chinese export ceramics because they represented fertility. Boxes such as this were made in the Hanoi region during the 14th-16th centuries, and in southern China in the 17th century and later.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2010.


Details


Place where the work was made

Hanoi Viet Nam


Date

14th century-16th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcellanous ware with underglaze blue decoration and a thick white glaze


Dimensions

7.1 x 9.5 cm :

a - base; 4.5 x 9.5 cm

b - lid; 2.8 x 9.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Max and Cynthia Loveday 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

139.2011.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
Hanoi