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Title

Dish with design of two waterbirds

15th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hanoi Viet Nam
    Date
    15th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    stoneware with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    7.2 x 34.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Asian Collection Benefactors' Fund 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    108.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Vietnamese ceramics from the late 13th through to the mid-17th century display a close affinity to Chinese wares both in the repertoire of shapes, and in the designs. Yet they are refreshing variations rather than slavish provincial copies. It is particularly in the designs of the large underglazed blue decorated dishes that the Vietnamese demonstrate their unique response to the world. This large dish with its rare and unusual design typifies the originality brought to bear by the Vietnamese painter, while also displaying a predifiction for naturalism rarely encountered in the more formalised Chinese designs.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Hanoi

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications