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 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, 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, 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 W 5.3 x H 4 cm

Blue and White Porcelain


Colourless Glaze


East Asia (Far East)

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