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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02 août 2014

Large vat with moulded decoration, cream glaze and iron-brown rim, Vietnam, Ming dynasty, circa 1600-1644

Large vat with moulded decoration, cream glaze and iron-brown rim, Vietnam, Ming dynasty, circa 1600-1644. Height: 60 centimetres. Diameter: 74 centimetres. Purchased from George Eumorfopoulos.Bought with the help of public subscription. 1938,0524.117. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. This heavily potted round vat has a thickened overhanging rim and applied decoration beneath an uneven cream-coloured glaze. It is glazed neither inside nor on the base. Beneath the rim, which is painted dark brown, is a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2014

Monochrome blue kendi or ewers,

Monochrome blue kendi or ewers. Made of blue glazed stoneware. Vietnam,1450-1480. Height: 14.1 centimetres. The Hoi An Ship,shipwreck. Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund. 2000,1212.2 & 2000,1212.3. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum. Exhibitions: 2012 Sep – 2013 Apr, BM G91, ‘Ritual and revelry: the art of drinking in Asia'2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'
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02 août 2014

Incense-burner, 1575, Vietnam

Incense-burner applied with dragons, lions and incised inscription on one end, and square side columns. Made of clear, green glazed stoneware,1575, Vietnam. Height: 39 centimetres. Width: 28.5 centimetres. Purchased from Bluett & Sons. 1985,0125.1. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
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02 août 2014

Lid urn, 10thC-11thC, Vietnam

Lid urn, 10thC-11thC, Vietnam. Panels with flower motifs.With ring foot. Made of pierced and cream glazed stoneware. Purchased from John Sparks, Ltd. 1931,0320.1.b. British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum.
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