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Blue-and-white small lidded jar with three lug handles

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

Artwork Details

Blue-and-white small lidded jar with three lug handles
16th century
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
stoneware with blue underglaze painting
3 3/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. ( 8.5 cm x 9.6 cm x 9.6 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

A small lidded jar decorated whimsical floral scrolls in underglaze blue (cobalt pigment).

Physical Description:

A small, slightly squat, globular stoneware jar, resting on a broad and short foot, with a short, narrow neck rising to hold a slightly domed lid. There are three small lug handles at the shoulder, allowing the jar to be carried by a cord. The jar is decorated with three horizontal zones of decoration, either floral or abstract designs drawn freehand in cobalt blue pigment before a translucent glaze was applied to the entire vessel.

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