Hoi An Ceramic Box

£ 75.00

A delicate Hoi An porcelain box with an elegant floral medallion on the lid. Surrounding the central motif are alternating panels displaying wave patterns and scrolling tendrils, rendered in a vibrant blue.

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.
Product Code: CS-33
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Around 1490 a freighting junk loaded with fine Vietnamese pottery sank in an area of the South China Sea called the “Dragon’s Embrace.” 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.

Dimensions W 5.3 x H 4 cm
Glaze

Colourless Glaze

Pottery

Blue and White Porcelain

Region

East Asia (Far East)

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