02 août 2014

Jar decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums and lotus scrolls.Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 15thC

Jar decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums and lotus scrolls. Made of blue underglaze pottery. Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 15thC, stoneware. Height: 28.5 centimetres. Diameter: 37 centimetres. Found in Indonesia,Java. Purchased from Bluett & Sons. 1958,0724.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
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02 août 2014

Large baluster form jar painted with three Buddhist lion-dogs. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1

Large baluster form jar painted with three Buddhist lion-dogs chasing brocade ball in underglaze blue. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Height: 52.5 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.4. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Exhibited: 2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'
02 août 2014

Very large blue-and-white dish. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

Very large blue-and-white dish, finely painted under the glaze in a vivid cobalt blue with a single large peony flower in the centre and floral scroll in the cavetto. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Diameter: 46 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Purchased from the Nissen Collection The large dish with the single peony was acquired by a European in French-Indochina (Vietnam) before... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Jar with moulded panels painted with different forms of the lotus flower. Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1450-1480

Jar with moulded panels painted with different forms of the lotus flower. Decorated in underglaze blue. Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1450-1480, stoneware. Height: 16.5 centimetres. Diameter: 22.5 centimetres.  Purchased from Bluett & Sons. 1928,1016.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Although they were never shipped to Europe on the grand scale of Chinese porcelain, from the 16th century rare Vietnamese blue-and-white reached the collections of the royal houses of Europe. This jar testifies to... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Large oviform jar. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

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.... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Large blue and white dish, Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

Large blue and white dish, finely painted under the glaze in cobalt blue with a single large chrysanthemum flower in the centre and floral scroll in the cavetto.. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Diameter: 36.9 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. Ex-collection Ella Bodor. 2009,3014.5. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Purchased from the Nissen Collection The dish with chrysanthemum design was once in the F.W. Bodor collection and... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2014

Large blue and white dish. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

Large blue and white dish showing two swimming carp among waterweeds decorated in underglaze blue patterning. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460, stoneware. Diameter: 38.6 centimetres. Height: 8.2 centimetres. Weight: 2.45 kilograms. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. Ex-collection Ella Bodor. 2009,3014.6. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Purchased from the Nissen Collection This large dish showing two swimming carp in underglaze blue was once in the F.W.... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2014

Kendi, Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

Kendi, painted under the glaze in cobalt blue with two mythical beasts galloping through clouds. Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460. Stoneware, bronze. Height: 28 centimetres. Width: 30.4 centimetres. Depth: 25.1 centimetres. Weight: 3.3 kilograms. The Art Fund. Purchsed. from Eric Nissen. Ex-collection Brenda Zara Seligman. Ex-collection.Prof Charles Gabriel Seligman. Ex-collection Ian Wasserman. 2009,3014.2. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. The neck with a bronze mount. This is the... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2014

Blue and white kendi painted with a four-clawed dragon. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460

Blue and white kendi painted with a four-clawed dragon. Stoneware. Probably Chu Dau kilns, Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1440-1460. Diameter: 19.5 centimetres. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. Purchased from Eric Nissen. 2009,3014.7. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Purchased from the Nissen Collection Blue and white kendi painted with a four-clawed dragon was the subject of a thermoluminescence test, sample number C97c91, by Oxford Authentication ltd. The conclusion was the dating was consistent with the... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2014

Tazza. Phung Nguyên, 3000BC-1500BC, Vietnam

Tazza. Phung Nguyên, 3000BC-1500BC, Vietnam. Made of pottery. Height: 8.2 inches. Diameter: 5.8 inches. From Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks. Franks.3100. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. The next early phase of Vietnamese earthenware manufacture is represented by the first Vietnamese ceramic to reach the British Museum. It came here through Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-97), a former keeper in the Museum, who never travelled to Asia himself but used an international web of contacts with first hand... [Lire la suite]
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