blue and white bottle form vase with rounded base and outward-flaring foot and mouth rim; four floral sprays in cartouches on body, with wave-like pattern in background; leaf fronds around neck; spade-like designs at inner mouth

Bottle Vase (Yu-hu chun), late 15th century

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The inspiration for Vietnamese blue-and-white wares was derived from China. The Vietnamese potters were more than mere copyists, however, and they developed a wide range of decorative motifs including peonies, lotuses, birds, flowers, animals, fish, and even landscapes. This elegant pear-shaped bottle is closely related to Chinese prototypes both in shape and decoration. The floral panels painted in underglaze blue are set against a wave background. Cloud whirls adorn the neck, plantain leaves appear below the rim, and lotus leaf lappets encircle the base.

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Title
Bottle Vase (Yu-hu chun)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2007.19.2
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blue and white bottle form vase with rounded base and outward-flaring foot and mouth rim; four floral sprays in cartouches on body, with wave-like pattern in background; leaf fronds around neck; spade-like designs at inner mouth