Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box A small moulded blue and white decorated porcelain box. Dec.. Product #: ML-181 Regular price: $75.00 $75.00 In Stock
Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded BoxHoi An Blue and White Small Moulded BoxHoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box

Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box

Product Code: ML-181
Width: 5.2CM
Height: 4CM

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Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box

A small moulded blue and white decorated porcelain box. Decorated with a central floral medallion on the top with a raised button centre. Conjoined petal lappets radiate from the central flower. Sides decorated with petal reserves filled with alternaiting patterns.

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,...

Hoi An Blue and White Small Moulded Box

A small moulded blue and white decorated porcelain box. Decorated with a central floral medallion on the top with a raised button centre. Conjoined petal lappets radiate from the central flower. Sides decorated with petal reserves filled with alternaiting patterns.

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.

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 1929

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