Blue-and-white storage jar

Accession Number

Blue-and-white storage jar

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

Object Creation Date
13th century - 15th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with blue underglaze painting

2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (6.2 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection

Subject matter
A small jar.

Physical Description
A small, flat-bottomed stoneware jar, with nearly straight sides flaring out to shoulders only slightly broader than the base, and narrowing to a short neck with an everted rim. The decoration consists of broad horizontal bands of cobalt blue pigment at the base, on the shoulder, and at the neck. The overall glaze, normally a whitish color, is a light brown here, possibly because of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.

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miniature (size attribute)

5 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Cobalt & Blue
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)
Cabinet L: Shelf 1
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

& Author Notes

Web Use Permitted

On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet L ➜ Shelf 1