ThienPhuc ceramic vase was was reproduced as model of antique ceramic vase at the Dynastic of King Le (14th – 15th centuries). The ancient vase is being is being preserved and displayed solemnly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA .
The ThienPhuc shaft-shaped ceramic vase represents the man, the husband, the father who is the mainstay of the family and society. The vase is handmade-crafted, could be separated into three parts as below:
The mouth of the vase is decorated with ancient coin patterns whichmanifest prosperity and career promotion. The middle part of the vase neck is decorated with the “dragons meet clouds” motifs which represent the sublimation and development. On thevase shoulder are motifs of military rank, military badges, badges awarded by the King that show the title of successful people in society.
The body of the vase is decorated with chrysanthemum - representing a honorable man, successful man in society. Around the body of the vase are the motifs of wire chrysanthemum, showing the image of woman who always protects and takes care their husband in his successful career.
The pattern of the vase bottom is a stylized lotus motif illustrating the cultural beliefs of Vietnamese people.
The vase combined the tradition and modernity. The vase in which the 5 basic elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth according to Eastern philosophy) gather is especially good for “Feng shui”.