- Other Title
- Plate decorated with classic scroll border
- Place where the work was made
- 14th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- stoneware decorated in iron black
- 5.5 cm x 32.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Anthony Odillo Maher 1998
- Not on display
- Accession number
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 plate 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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 27 Feb 1979–02 Apr 1979
Important Annamese Ceramics: The Mr and Mrs Robert P. Piccus Collection, Christie's London, London, 07 Dec 1984–07 Dec 1984
Referenced in 3 publications
Roxanna M Brown and Adrian Joseph (Editors), South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery, Hong Kong, 1979, 178-9 (illus.).
Christie's London, Important Annamese Ceramics. The Mr and Mrs Robert P. Piccus Collection, London, 07 Dec 1984, 38 (illus.). lot 40.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 301 (colour illus.).
Mr and Mrs Robert P. Piccus Collection, pre 1984, England
Christie's London, 1984, London/England, 'Important Annamese Ceramics: The Mr and Mrs Robert P. Piccus Collection', 7 December 1984, lot 40.
Spink and Son, post 1984, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased from Christie's auction in London.
Anthony Odillo Maher, pre 1998, Leura/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by Maher from Spink and Son. Donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, February 1998.