Jar, Vietnam, 16th century. Glazed stoneware with four monster-head bosses below rim, mythological animals with cloud and flame motifs finely painted in underglaze-blue cobalt-oxide and overglaze enamels, with inset, reticulated, bisque-fired roundels with cranes, 24 ¼ x 15 inches. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with funds provided by the Estate of William M. Spencer III