Three Chu Dau pieces, a plate and two vases, have been recognised as the largest pottery products by the Vietnam Book of Records, Hanoi Trade Corporation (Hapro) said on September 7.

The plate, measuring 1.15m in diametre, bears familiar images of Vietnamese land and people such as soldiers, Hanoi girls, dragons, birds, shrimps and flowers. It was made on the occasion of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Of the two vases, one was made in the 15 th century, measuring 0.86m in diametre and 1.5m in height. The vase is now on display at the Topkapisaray Museum in Turkey.

The other is a 1.78 m vase, which is decorated with patterns featuring the beauty of the four seasons and landscapes in Vietnam.

Chu Dau pottery was known in the end of the 14 th century and reached its peak during the 15 th and 16 th centuries. Chu Dau ceramics not only inherited the quintessence of those during the Ly-Tran dynasties but also was upgraded into a strain of previous pottery with bright enamel and beautiful patterns.-VNA