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An image of Covered box with floral decoration and striations by Export ware (Viet Nam)
Alternate image of Covered box with floral decoration and striations by Export ware (Viet Nam) Alternate image of Covered box with floral decoration and striations by Export ware (Viet Nam)

Export ware (Viet Nam)

(China  – )

Title
Covered box with floral decoration and striations
Place of origin
Viet Nam
China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with carved decoration and a white glaze
Dimensions

3.5 cm:

a - base; 2 x 7.5 cm

b - lid; 1.5 x 7.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Max and Cynthia Loveday 2011
Accession number
140.2011.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

Such white-glazed boxes with striations were produced in both Vietnam and more commonly in China’s Dehua kilns for the export market. Chinese examples were made as early as the 13th century, but a number of 17th century examples were found in Indonesia (where these pieces were collected).

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2011.