Fine Vietnamese 15th Century Blue & White Jar
This blue & white jar was made during the 15th century. It is attractively-shaped with an underglaze blue pattern of good colour featuring scrolling floral and lotus leaf patterns. The flat base remains unglazed (and has the remains of an old collection label).
Diameter 8 cm. A very nice example of its type in fine 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).
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