Vase cover

This blue and white vase cover is in a domed shape and has a knop finial. It is painted with panels of floral designs in underglaze blue. This piece was part of a sizable cargo of Chinese export ceramics and porcelain uncovered from a late 17th century shipwreck near Vung Tau, Vietnam.Sunk on the way to Batavia from China, the cargo on this ship would have eventually made it way to the European market where Chinese ceramics were popular and much valued. Although expensive, porcelain became the fashion among the class of new rich merchants and bourgeoisie in Europe.

Date/Period
c. 1690
Region
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Dimension
Object size: 12 x 17 cm
Accession No.
1999-01052
Material
Ceramics
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs.Hallstrom
Category
Ceramics