Vietnamese 15th Century Blue & White Octagonal Jar
This eight-sided blue & white jar was made during the 15th century. It is "heavily-potted" and decorated in underglaze blue with alternating geometric and floral patterns around the body and a very attractive lotus leaf pattern around the shoulder.. The glaze is finely crackled. The flat base remains unglazed. Height 8 cm. Although it is in good condition with no repair or restoration, there is a little "nibble" to the edge of the inner mouth edge.
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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