Large oviform jar painted with a central band of scrolling peony flower in underglaze blue. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Height: 43 centimetres; Width: 34 centimetres; Diameter: 34 centimetres. The Art Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.3. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Purchased from the Nissen Collection The large oviform jar was illustrated by Sir Harry Garner (1801-1977) in his book Oriental Blue and White published by Faber and Faber in 1954 pl. 85. In 1954 Sir Harry Garner wrote that it was said to have come from the Yemen. It has been on loan at the British Museum since 1999 and was exhibited at the British Museum as part of a display of Vietnamese ceramics in 2001.
Exhibition : 2009 May 28th - 2011 Feb 23rd, BM Galleries, North Entrance/Goldlift case
2013- 2014, Croydon loan,
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'