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Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

Artwork Details

Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design
13th century - 15th century
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
stoneware with blue underglaze painting
2 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (5.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm)
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.19

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Stylized floral patterns on a small stoneware jar.

Physical Description:

A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.
This jar makes an interesting contrast to 2002/2.18, which has a very similar design in a crisp, dark blue; the faded, smudged blue here may be a result of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.

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