Hoi An Shipwreck box, river landscape, circa 1480.
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.
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.