14th Century Bat Trang Ceramics Showcased in Unique Collection

Visitors to this exhibition of glazed ceramics can appreciate their historical, cultural and aesthetic significance, while learning about the importance of protecting Vietnam's cultural heritage.


The distinctive collection of Bat Trang pottery, spanning from the 14th to 20th century, is on display at the National Museum of History to commemorate International Museum Day (May 18th). The intricate pieces of this traditional Vietnamese craftsmanship provide an insight into the long-standing cultural history of the country.

It is a great opportunity to explore the history and development of Bat Trang pottery.

The exhibition “Bat Trang Ancient Pottery” is divided into four parts, offering an incredible chance to explore the history and development of this remarkable art form. The first part focuses on the establishment of Bat Trang pottery, followed by sections covering its development from the 14th century to the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the craftsmanship and techniques used throughout the centuries, while appreciating the unique beauty of these works of art.

With a long history of imbuing the quintessence of Vietnamese national cultural values, Bat Trang pottery has been collected and researched for many centuries. From its origins in the 13th century to its lasting legacy today, the artistry and craftsmanship of Bat Trang pottery has been enjoyed by generations of admirers.

Through the exhibition, the National History Museum seeks to introduce a vast array of glazed ceramics boasting historical, cultural, and artistic worth to both the domestic and international public, in order to raise awareness of preserving and promoting national historical and cultural values.

The National Museum of History in Hanoi, 1 Trang Tien, will be hosting a long-lasting exhibition that will run until September 2023. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore the history and culture of Vietnam!

Nguyen Van Doan, director of the National Museum of History, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony on May 18. The event was attended by many distinguished guests, including the Minister of Education and Training. Doan highlighted the importance of preserving the nation’s history and culture. He emphasized the need for citizens to learn more about their cultural heritage. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times

  Incense burner from the 17th century. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Pair of inlaid brown glaze lampstands from the 14th century. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Crackle glaze basin. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
  The exhibition attracts many people. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Crackle glazed vase, embossed with the theme Pheasant-Hibiscus, the 18th century. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Phoenixes embossed and painted on the 16th century ceramics. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Artifacts embossed with mythical animals dating from the 17th century. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times 
 Some artifacts displayed at the exhibition. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times 
 A dragon embossed on the vase. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times