Lot 606. A Vietnamese jar and cover on reticulated stand, Trần dynasty, 13th-15th century. H.: 26 cm. Estimate: € 800 – € 1200. Courtesy Rob Michiels Auctions.
Provenance: The collection of deceased Belgian archeologist Thirot, active in South-East Asia between 1960 and 1990.
– A French-language article by Alain and Philippe Truong regarding a similar piece. (link)
– Similar pieces were found in the Thanh Hoa tombs by Olov Janse between 1934-1935 or by Clément Huet in the 1930’s (Stevenson John, Guy John, Vietnamese Ceramics, a Separate Tradition, Chicago, 1997, fig. 2, p. 112)
– History Museum of Vietnam, Hochiminh-city, BTLS 1456, Tran Dynasty, 13-14th C., H. 23 cm, illustrated in The Museum of Vietnamese History, Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Vietnamese History Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998, n°93
– Hanoi Museum, Tran Dynasty, 13-14th C., H. 27,7 cm, illustrated in Phạm Quốc Quân, Nguyễn Đình Chiến, Vietnamese Brown Patterned Ceramics, Hanoi, 2005, n°113.
– Collection Hoang Van Cuong, Hochiminh-city, Tran Dynasty, 13-14th C., H. 26 cm, illustrated in Phạm Quốc Quân, Nguyễn Đình Chiến, Vietnamese Brown Patterned Ceramics, Hanoi, 2005, n°141.
– A private collection, Tran Dynasty, 13-14th C., H. 28 cm, discovered in Phú Thọ, illustrated in Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Trịnh Sinh, Phu Tho’s Antiques, sl, 2005, p. 112.
– National Museum of Vietnamese History, LSb 10113, Tran Dynasty, 13-14th C., H. 27,5 cm, illustrated in Ministry of Culture-Information, Department of Conservation and Museology, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Vietnamese Antiquities, Hanoi, 2003, n°158.
(source: the aforementioned article)