STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET

Ancient Coins - STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET
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Dating to second half of 15th century AD (1450-1480)

A fine blue and white porcelain glazed jarlet with a lobed body, outlined in a vibrant blue underglaze resembling chrysanthemum petals, and decorated with a band of blue petals beneath the short neck

Minor nick to rim otherwise intact with strong coour. Stunning example

Complete with original HOI AN HOARD inventory barcode numbers (stickers). This piece has been officially recorded by the Vietnamese authorities (VISAL) whose stickers are affixed

The piece is a fine, early example of Vietnamese export ware with a fascinating history

Found by fishermen in the 1990's and eventually excavated in 1996-2000, the Hoi An shipwreck is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the late 20th century.  It sank 22 miles off the coast of central Vietnam in the South China Sea, in typhoon 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

52mm width x 44mm  height

Ancient Coins - STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET
Ancient Coins - STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET
Ancient Coins - STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET
Ancient Coins - STUNNING HOI AN HOARD SHIPWRECK BLUE & WHITE GLAZED JARLET
Prix SKU: J972
£ 70.00
  • US$ 98.58
  • € 81.32
  • AUD 127.13
  • CHF 89.06
  • CAD 119.54

Cotation au: 05/16/21

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