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

Accession Number

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

Kiln Unknown, Vietnam

Object Creation Date
16th century

Medium & Support
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 )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

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.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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lids (covers)
stoneware (pottery)

4 Related Resources

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

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