Hoi An - Blue and White Landscape Decorated covered box. A small blue and white porcelain covered box. Lid decorated with triple ring framing a landscape view of dispersed rocks with foliage. This porcelain comes from the Hoi An shipwreck, sank in the late 15th-early 16th century. Fishermen discovered the wreck in the early 90s, in the open seas off Cu Lao Cham Island, known as the most capricious waters in Vietnam.
Indeed, more than 150,000 objects were found. Produced in the middle 15th century, these ceramics comes from the Hai Duong province (North Vietnam), which is know to be the biggest production centre of ceramics and porcelain of medieval Vietnam. At that time, the Ming dynasty in China decreed a ban on maritime exports to Southeast Asia and other countries, leaving the opportunity for Vietnam to foster its ceramics and porcelain production. Ceramics from the Hoi An Hoard is nowadays known to be the most precious and complete representation of Vietnamese artisanship in glazed ceramics.Ref: Butterfields, Treasures From The Hoi An Hoard - Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th / Early 16th Century Cargo, Volumes 1 & 2, lot 2245. The item "Hoi An Blue and White Landscape Decorated covered box" is in sale since Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "ancient_art4wuz" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.