Bien Hoa Pottery Coffee Mug
The style, glazing, and coloration are characteristic of ceramics produced by the Bien Hoa Fine Arts School. This school ushered in a revitalization of pottery art in the region, as the products were exhibited and sold in Paris, ultimately receiving honorary distinction by the government. The colors are similar to those seen in 19th century Shiwan pottery; however, the incised decorations and the Vert de Bien Hoa green glaze mark the Bien Hoa as unique. Per TransAsiart.com, the marking is that of the Bien Hoa school, dating the piece somewhere between the beginning of the 20th century and the 1970's
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The cup is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or nicks. Though this is a functional item, there is no indication that it was ever used as such. Wear, which is minimal, if any, is consistent with use as a display piece.
The mug measures 4.5" H x 4" W across the body. The diameter of the mouth measures 3 inches. This item is heavy for its size, the weight listed does not consider packaging.