Hoi An Wreck Small Floral Box

£ 75.00

A beautifully detailed Hoi An porcelain box, with original lid. The lid features a fine decoration with a central floral medallion, which comprises a raised button at the centre from which six conjoined petal lappets, containing scrolling tendrils, radiate. The box’s sides are decorated with a series of panels featuring floral and decorative patterns above a double line band around the base.

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.


Product Code: CS-21
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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, making it 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


East Asia (Far East)