Museum acquires rare Vietnamese pottery

A US Museum has acquired a rare example of a Le Dynasty glazed stoneware jar, reportedly from a private collection in Bangkok.

Le Dynasty stoneware glazed jar acquired by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Tuoi Tre News 20111212

American museum acquires Vietnamese antique

Tuoi Tre News, 12 December 2011

A Vietnamese glazed stoneware jar dating back to the 15th to 16th century during the Le Dynasty has just been acquired by Birmingham Museum of Art in the US, reported Apollo Magazine, a British magazine about fine and decorative arts.

The jar, which is 17 cm high, was discovered in Bangkok in a private collection and is a rare example of Le Dynasty pottery.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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