Hoi An Blue And White Covered Box

£75.00

A small blue and white porcelain covered box. The lid is decorated with foliage in the middle, framed by a jewelled band. Body decorated with swamp grass band bordered at the top and bottom by a solid, thin blue line.

Date: Circa late 15th-early 16th century AD
Period: Ming - Qing Dynasty
Condition: Perfect, intact and complete.

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Product Code: AH-581
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In the mid 15th century a freighting junk loaded with fine Vietnamese pottery sank in an area of the South China Sea called the “Dragon’s Embrace.” Around 1994 local fishermen began finding pottery in their nets. The Vietnamese Government determined that this was a significant find and engaged an archaeological salvage company to locate the ship and retrieve the cargo. Many thousands of pieces of pottery were found – in fact, the greatest recovery of sunken treasure of all time. The best pieces are in the museums of Vietnam. The larger, fine pieces were auctioned in the world’s major auction houses, in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, etc.

Weight 117.2 g
Dimensions W 6.2 x H 5 cm
Pottery and Porcelain

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Reference: Butterfields, Treasures From The Hoi An Hoard - Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th / Early 16th Century Cargo, Volumes 1 & 2, lot 1869.

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