Covered jar. Vietnamese, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century, Vietnam. Stoneware with underglaze blue decoration, chocolate brown wash on base, Chu Dau style. Overall: 12.5 x 9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.). Anonymous gift. 2002.769a-b © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Globular jar with dome-shaped lid decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with a band of broken diapers, panels with floral designs against a background of diamond diaper pattern and lotus panels with spirals. The lid has a lotus-shaped knob surrounded by a band of lotus petals.
Provenance: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1995 or slightly earlier.
Catalogue raisonné: Philippe Truong, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 149