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An image of Covered jar by
Alternate image of Covered jar by

Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam

Title
Covered jar
Place of origin
Thanh HoaViet Nam
Period
Ly dynasty 1009 - 1225 → Viet Nam
Tran dynasty 1225 - 1400 → Viet Nam
Year
12th century-14th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

26.0 x 18.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
87.1986
Location
Not on display
Further information

The carved decoration painted with an iron-oxide glaze against a cream background is a distinctly Vietnamese type. Wood ash glaze was applied first and then the design was created by scraping away the glaze while still viscous and applying iron-oxide glaze. Typically the cream coloured glaze is finely crackled and flaking. The lid is not the original one for this jar.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.300.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 300 (colour illus.).