Selection of Hoi An Blue and White Serving Dishes

$317.39

A fine selection of Hoi An porcelain serving dishes, each displaying a composite flower medallion painted in dark blue pigment to the centre. Overlapping lotus petals decorate the reverse of the dishes and surround the brown-washed bases.

Date: Late 15th century – early 16th century
Provenance: From the Hoi An shipwreck, sank in the late 15th-early 16th century AD (approximately 1490). Recovered in the early 1990's.
Condition: Fine condition. Dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.
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The Hoi An shipwreck sank in an area of the South China Sea called the “Dragon’s Embrace”. The hoard was named after the nearby town of Faifo, today known as Hoi An. The porcelain recovered were produced in the mid 15th century in Chu Dou, in the Hai Duong province, modern North Vietnam. This was known as the biggest production centre of ceramic and porcelain in Medieval Vietnam. Several thousands pieces of pottery have been recovered from the Hoi An shipwreck, which are considered one of the most precious and complete representation of Vietnamese ceramics.

To discover more about the Hoi An Shipwreck, please read our relevant blog Hoi An Shipwreck Pottery

 

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Reference: For a similar item, please see The V&A, item C.190-1956

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