Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration Blue and white porcelain box with floral decorati.. Product #: ML-485 Regular price: $75.00 $75.00 In Stock
Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with DecorationHoi An Blue and White Covered Box with DecorationHoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration

Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration

Product Code: ML-485
Width: 6.5CM
Height: 4.8CM

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Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration

Blue and white porcelain box with floral decorations on top. Body with alternating panels containing scrolling tendrils and trellis pattern.

This porcelain comes from the Hoi An shipwreck, sank in the late 15th-early 16th century. Fishermen discovered the wreck in the early 90s, in the open seas off Cu Lao Cham Island, known as the most capricious waters in Vietnam. The government soon realised the importance of the cargo and got involved, ordering underwater excavations (1997-1999). Indeed, more than 150,000 objects were found. Produced in the middle 15th century, these ceramics...

Hoi An Blue and White Covered Box with Decoration

Blue and white porcelain box with floral decorations on top. Body with alternating panels containing scrolling tendrils and trellis pattern.

This porcelain comes from the Hoi An shipwreck, sank in the late 15th-early 16th century. Fishermen discovered the wreck in the early 90s, in the open seas off Cu Lao Cham Island, known as the most capricious waters in Vietnam. The government soon realised the importance of the cargo and got involved, ordering underwater excavations (1997-1999). Indeed, more than 150,000 objects were found. Produced in the middle 15th century, these ceramics come from the Hai Duong province (North Vietnam), which is known to be the biggest production centre of ceramics and porcelain of medieval Vietnam. At that time, the Ming dynasty in China decreed a ban on maritime exports to Southeast Asia and other countries, leaving the opportunity for Vietnam to foster its ceramics and porcelain production.

Ceramics from the Hoi An Hoard are nowadays known to be the most precious and complete representations of Vietnamese artisanship in glazed ceramics.

Fine condition. Some chipping and light abrasions, dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.

Late 15th-Early 16th Century

Ref: Butterfields, Treasures From The Hoi An Hoard - Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th / Early 16th Century Cargo, Volumes 1 & 2, lot 2245

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