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Hoi An Shipwreck blue & white box, landscape, circa 1480

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Vietnamese pottery underglaze blue decorated box painted with a river scene including a house, scattered rocks and trees.

Hoi an shipwreck, Vietnam
later 15th Century.
Size: 6cm wide, 4.5cm high
Only 1 left

Availability: In stock

Condition: some light staining
References: This wreck was discovered by fishermen in the late 1990’s, offshore from the Vietnamese town of Hoi An. The wares were made at of Chu Dau, near Hanoi, where a kiln site of the period matched the wares exactly. The ship was believed to have been wrecked in the 1480’s, and was on its way to South-East Asian markets. The recovered goods were surveyed by the Oxford University Archaeological unit, and sold in the US in 2001.

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