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.
12th century-14th century
26.0 x 18.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Unknown (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 300 (colour illus.).