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Title

Bowl with stylised floral decoration and calligraphic design on outer rim

14th century-15th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Wares decorated in underglaze iron black represent a large class of trade ceramics produced in numerous kilns around the Hanoi region from the 1300s to 1500s. Wide-mouthed bowls are the early dominant export type, as evidenced by the discovery of similar pieces in Sulawesi. The decoration on the bowl typically comprises a running scroll around the rim and a single full petalled flower (perhaps a chrysanthemum) in the centre, all summarily drawn in underglaze iron black. Pieces such as these bear comparison with contemporary Thai ceramics and there must have been some kind of relationship between the two countries. The use of a brown wash on the unglazed base is a feature unique to Vietnamese ceramics.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.301.


Details


Other Title

Bowl with stylised floral decoration


Place where the work was made

Hanoi Viet Nam


Date

14th century-15th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware with underglaze iron black decoration, chocolate brown wash on base


Dimensions

8.1 x 16.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

165.2002



Place

Where the work was made
Hanoi

Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


John Guy, Oriental trade ceramics in South-East Asia: Ninth to sixteenth centuries, 'Vietnamese ceramics', pg. 104-122, Singapore, 1986, 111. Related work - cat.no 106 illustrated on page 111 is from the National Gallery of Victoria.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 301 (colour illus.).

Kerry Nguyẽ̂n-Long, Gó̂m hoa lam Việt Nam = Vietnamese blue & white ceramics, Hanoi, 2001, 253. Related work cat no 22, Collection of Nguyen Van Cu, Hanoi.