Chu Đậu pottery products set Vietnamese record

Three Chu Đậu pieces, a plate and two vases, have been recognised as the largest pottery products by the Việt Nam Book of Records, Hà Nội Trade Corporation (Hapro) said on September 7.

The plate, measuring 1.15m in diametre, bears familiar images of Vietnamese land and people such as soldiers, Hà Nội girls, dragons, birds, shrimps and flowers. It was made on the occasion of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội.

Of the two vases, one was made in the 15 th century, measuring 0.86m in diametre and 1.5m in height.

The vase is now on display at the Topkapisaray Museum in Turkey.

The other is a 1.78 m vase, which is decorated with patterns featuring the beauty of the four seasons and landscapes in Việt Nam.

Chu Đậu pottery was known in the end of the 14 th century and reached its peak during the 15 th and 16 th centuries.

Chu Đậu ceramics not only inherited the quintessence of those during the Lý-Trần dynasties but also was upgraded into a strain of previous pottery with bright enamel and beautiful patterns.

Source: Dtinews

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