Hoi An Shipwreck small box, flowering grass, circa 1480

$175.00 AUD

Underglaze blue decorated box of small size, decorated with a flowering grass plant. Hoi Aan shipwreck, Vietnam later 15th Century.


small chip beneath lid & associated crack


4.5cm wide, 3.2cm 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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