Price: £ 60.00 US$ 83.58
€ 70.46
AUD 112.75
CHF 75.6
CAD 104.85
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  • SKU: F161
Dating to second half of 15th century AD (1450-1480)
A fine small pot with lid decorated with blue tranquil mountain landscape within concentric circles
Slight chip to inner pot rim otherwise intact and in super condition with good strong colour
Complete with original HOI AN HOARD inventory barcode numbers (stickers).  This piece has been offically recorded by the Vietnamese authorities (VISAL) whose stickers are affixed
The piece is a fine; early example of Vietnamese export ware with a facinating history
Found by fishermen in the 1990's and eventurally excavated in 1996-2000; the Hoi An shipwreck is one of the greatest archaelogical finds of the late 20th century.  It sank 22 miles off the coast of central Vietnam in the South China Sea; in typoon area known as "Dragon Sea".  The ship was carrying a large cargo of Vietnamese ceramics from the mid- to late-15th century. The provenance of the pieces was known to be the kilns of the Red River Delta (such as Chu Dau) because excavations in the region had been ongoing since their discovery in 1983. The only pieces remaining at the kiln sites were wasters (pieces that had fused; collapsed or exploded in the firing process). Intact examples of the wares produced were rare; since all were exported. When the wreck was found there was excitement among collectors and archaeologists; for it promised the first cargo consisting solely of Vietnamese wares
58mm diam
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