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

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

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Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover


Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover


Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover


Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

Annamese Lotus Moulded Blue Painted Box & Cover

The box and cover moulded, shaped and decorated in lotus form.
The blue lotus design to the lid with radiating petals containing floral sprays and a central floral motif.
Larger panels painted to the sides containing alternating floral sprays and wave patterns.
Old collection label to the base.

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 pretty and interesting, genuine old antique.

Thin layer of glaze now degraded (see images)
Minute chip to lid rim

Measures:
3" ( 7.5 cm ) wide



Item no; SEA170508-3
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