Hoi An Shipwreck: Vietnamese deep blue glaze wine cup, c. 1480
Blue glazed wine cup, moulded with vertical ribs. Vietnam, made at Chu Dau, latter 15th Century. Recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck in 1999, artifact no. 688931
Good lustre to glaze, some marine encrustations remain
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.