Small Vietnamese 15th Century Blue & White Pear-shaped Bottle
This attractively-shaped small bottle vase was made during the mid 15th century. It has a ribbed body and is decorated with leaf patterns in underglaze blue. The glaze is finely-crackled. It has been suggested that jars of this small size were possibly used as water droppers. Height 6.75 cm. It is in good condition with no restoration or repair.
Items such as this were, and still are, much revered amongst devotees of the tea ceremony. Many similar items are described and illustrated in the fine Oxford University Press book: "Vietnamese and Chinese Ceramics Used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony" by Hiromu Honda and Noriki Shimazu (ISBN 0195886070).
This particular item for sale is from a private collection of fine quality Vietnamese 15th century blue & white ceramics we acquired last year.
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