Hoi An Large Jar with Handles

£ 200.00

A finely modelled Hoi An blue and white jar with four small handles on the shoulder. The wide central band features delicate four-petal blossoms, separated by swirling foliage. The petals, which elegantly frame the neck of the jar, form a striking lotus blossom, a symbol of purity and divinity in its contemporary setting.

Date: Late 15th century-early 16th century AD (around 1490).
Provenance: From the Hoi An shipwreck, sank in the late 15th-early 16th century AD (approximately 1490). Recovered in the early 1990's.
Condition: Fine, minor chip to one of the handles. Dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.


Product Code: CS-31
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Around 1490 a junk loaded with fine Vietnamese pottery sank in the South China Sea. The hoard was named after the nearby town of Faifo, today known as Hoi An. The porcelain recovered came from the Hai Duong province, modern North Vietnam, known as the biggest production centre of ceramic and porcelain in Medieval Vietnam. Many thousands of pieces of pottery have been recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck; in fact, it is one of the greatest recoveries of sunken treasure of all time.

To discover more about the Hoi An shipwreck, please visit our relevant post: The Hoi An Shipwreck.

Dimensions H 8.5 cm

Colourless Glaze


Blue and White Porcelain


East Asia (Far East)