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


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.


some light staining


6cm wide, 4.5cm high


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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