Hoi An Shipwreck box, river landscape, circa 1480.

$365.00 AUD

Annamese (Vietnamese) blue decorated stoneware box, well painted with a river landscape of trees & hills. Made at Chu Dau, latter 15th Century. Recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck in 1999


Chip beneath lid, otherwise good.


7cm W


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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