Painted Lotus Box & Cover - 16th/17th Century
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box and cover shaped and decorated in lotus form sitting on a circular
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
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
A super little treasure with much charm and a very collectable genuine
Glaze degradation (see images) Areas of glaze flaked off Small chips to lid & body