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An Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover - 16th/17th Century

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

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Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover


Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover


Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover


Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover


Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

Annamese Polychrome Painted Lotus Box & Cover

The box and cover shaped and decorated in lotus form sitting on a circular recessed base.
The under-glaze blue lotus design to the lid with radiating petals and the remnants of a green painted stem to the centre.
Larger under-glaze blue panels painted to the sides containing floral sprays and lattice patterns painted with over-glaze green and red enamels.

These are most likely products of kilns in the Red River delta region of northern Vietnam (old 'Tonkin').
Many have recently been recovered from archaeological contexts datable to this period - 16th/17th centuries.
These have worn most likely as a result of contact with salt-water and the box has probably been recovered from a shipwreck somewhere in the South Seas.

A super little treasure with much charm and a very collectable genuine old antique.

Glaze degradation (see images)
Areas of glaze flaked off
Small chips to lid & body rims

Measures:
2 3/4" ( 7.0 cm ) wide



Item no; SEA170508-10
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