The vase was reproduced as model of antique ceramic vase at the Dynastic of King Tran – Le (14th – 15th centuries). It was taken out from a sunk ship at Cu Lao Cham island with the height of 24 cm.
The Ty ba ceramic vase as a shape of Chinese 4 chord lute with Yang character (Chinese phylosophy) – a symbol of earth as well as a kind woman.
The design of the vase is very well presented, could be separated into three parts as below:
The neck of Vase is decorated the design of the banana leaf and the rice leaf which shows a familiar, rustic image in the Red River Data. Furthermore, the decoration shows the design of “Lac Viet” Bird’s Plume which was used to decorate on “Hung” King’s crown. This design also shows the desire for independence and freedom of the nation.
The main decoration on the body of the vase is patterned with: 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter), 4 directions North – South, East – West, life of a person : Born – Old – Sick – Death.
The bottom of the vase is a stylized lotus motif that represents the beauty of Buddhist and the belief in Buddhism of the Vietnamese.