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, one of the greatest recovery of sunken treasure of all time.
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Hoi An Large Jar
A glazed blue and white porcelain jar from the Hoi An shipwreck. The jar appears decorated with a simple and elegant floral theme, featuring a wide central band of four-petal flower heads and swirling foliage. The neck is framed by a large lotus blossom design, and the delicate lines of blue, which circle the jar, draw attention towards these striking features.