Very Rare Vietnamese Ly Dynasty Lotus-Petal Dish
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Ceramics: Pre 1492: item # 1191279
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Price: GBP 600
Very Rare Vietnamese Ly Dynasty Lotus-Petal Dish (11th - 13th Century)
This very rare and unusual "lotus-petal" dish dates to the 11th - 13th century. It is quite heavily-potted. Incised into the unglazed white stoneware body is a floral pattern surrounded by a band of "9"s that appear dark due to the pooling of the yellowish-brown glaze. This glaze is crackled and also covers the outer wall, sagging around the lower edge, and onto the base supports. The outer wall is impressively decorated with three bands of lotus leaves and the supports have been decorated with a simple flowerhead pattern formed from impressed dots. The decorated rim and base edges have been coated in a thin chocolate-brown glaze.
This is a good size for this rare type of vessel, with a diameter of 15.5 cm (6 inches). There is some wear to the glaze around the edge of the incised pattern and at the edges where it is thin and a section of the base, between two supports, has been broken and re-stuck. Overall we consider this rare vessel to be in very good condition and would make a good addition to anyone seriously collecting Annamese/Vietnamese ceramics, or South-East Asian ceramics.
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