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Dish

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ceramic with underglaze decoration
DATES 16th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (8.3 × 44.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.17.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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 overall, CUR.TL2020.12.1.jpg. Image courtesy of the donor., 2020
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 <em>Dish</em>, 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)