Trần Dynasty Ash Glazed Plate with Flower and Arabesque Design in Relief


An ash-glazed plate made during the Trần dynasty in Đại Việt (current northern Vietnam). A six-petaled flower and arabesque patterns are molded, leaving four spurmarks on the front face. Among the Vietnamese ceramics that have been influenced by various Chinese wares, this kind of relief designed pottery are often imitates the Yaozhou ware, and there are also examples that use the same pattern with the ware. This piece is an elaborate work that shows the maturity of the technique and the reliefs that use double lines emboldened the delicate work.

The lip is slightly aged, but overall is lustrous. There are no noticeble defects other than very minor glaze flakings.

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