Hoi An shipwreck jarlet with chi choe bird, 15th century
Blue and white jarlet, the neck painted with lotus petal collar, the body with lively chi-choe birds and grasses. From the Hoi An shipwreck, Vietnam, later 15th Century.
some staining to body
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.