Ceramic with underglaze decoration
Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
Large charger / shallow bowl with deep concave sides, decorated on both interior and exterior in blue, red, and green underglaze pigments. Type of Vietnamese ware once known as "Annamese," made for export to Southeast Asian market.
Central decoration depicts a kingfisher or similar bird, perched on a lotus stem amid multiple lotus plants. Interior sides are painted with five ogival cartouches, surrounded by wave patterns. A small ring of stylized lotus petals surrounds the kingfisher image, while a similar but larger pattern of lotus petals decorates the exterior sides.
The whole dish was originally covered in clear glaze which is now largely degraded, likely due to submersion in a shipwreck. Many examples of Vietnamese ceramics, particularly of this style and period, have been recovered from shipwreck sites at various locations around Vietnam.
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Dish, 16th century. Ceramic with underglaze decoration, 3 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (8.3 × 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2021.17.1 (Photo: Image courtesy of the donor., CUR.TL2020.12.1.jpg)
. Image courtesy of the donor., 2020
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