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Title

Covered jar

12th century-14th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Thanh Hoa Viet Nam
    Period
    Ly dynasty 1009 - 1225 → Viet Nam
    Tran dynasty 1225 - 1400 → Viet Nam
    Date
    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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    87.1986
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Spink and Son, 1986, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, June 1986.