An image of Covered jar

Unknown Artist

Covered jar

Location
Not on display
Further information

The carved decoration painted with an iron-oxide glaze against a cream background is a distinctly Vietnamese type. Wood ash glaze was applied first and then the design was created by scraping away the glaze while still viscous and applying iron-oxide glaze. Typically the cream coloured glaze is finely crackled and flaking. The lid is not the original one for this jar.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.300.

Place of origin
Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam
Period
Viet Nam: Ly dynasty 1009–1225
Viet Nam: Tran dynasty 1225–1400
Year
12th century-14th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware
Dimensions
26.0 x 18.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
87.1986