Hoi An Porcelain Box

£ 75.00

A delicate Hoi An porcelain box with an elegant floral decal on the lid. Surrounding the central motif are alternating panels displaying wave patterns and scrolling tendrils, rendered in a vibrant blue pigment. This beautiful piece has been recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck.

Date: Late 15th century-early 16th century
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, complete and intact. Dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure. Minor chip to the lid.
Product Code: CS-30
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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, one of the greatest recovery of sunken treasure of all time.

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

Hoi An Porcelain Box

A delicate Hoi An porcelain box with an elegant floral decal on the lid. Surrounding the central motif are alternating panels displaying wave patterns and scrolling tendrils, rendered in a vibrant blue pigment. This beautiful piece has been recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck.

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Dimensions W 5.3 x H 4 cm
Pottery

Blue and White Porcelain

Glaze

Colourless Glaze

Region

East Asia (Far East)

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