Bát Tràng porcelain

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a lamp support of Bat Trang Porcelain. Photo taken in the Museum of Art of Vietnam in Hanoi

Bát Tràng porcelain and pottery is a type of ceramic made in the village of Bát Tràng, in the suburban outskirts of the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi (Vietnam's capital). The village is located in an area rich in clay suitable for making fine ceramic. Bát Tràng ceramics are considered some of the best known porcelain products in Vietnam besides those of Chu Đậu, Đồng Nai, Phu Lang, and Ninh Thuận. The history of ceramic making in this village can be traced back as far as the 14th century AD. During the past centuries, Bát Tràng ceramic products have travelled in European trading ships to all parts of the world.

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