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An Overglazed Enamelled Ceramic Dish. Vietnam, Annamese, 15th/16th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010

Thickly potted on a short foot, the interior painted with a bird amidst pomegranate-laden branches at center, surrounded by circular bands and the sides filled with a floral-and-vine pattern, the outside painted with an elegant lotus pattern. 16½ in. (41.8 cm.) diameter - Estimate : $4,000 - $6,000

Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s. Property from the Gertrude Johnson Anderson Collection

Notes: For a similar example at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see J. Guy, Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition, 1997, p. 314-15, fig. nos. 251 and 252.

Christie's. Indian and Southeast Asian Art. 23 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christie's.com