This Hoi An cobalt glazed covered box with a lid molded in floral with petalate sections radiating from a raised button center, the exterior surface covered in dark blue glaze pooling in recessed area to increase definition of the design.
Hoi An Hoard is Vietnamese ceramic wares made in 14th-15th century. The Hoi An ceramics were excavated from the wreck of a vessel lost in the South China Sea in the mid to late 1500’s, salvaged during the summers of 1998 – 1999. The ship sunk in 70 meters of water near the port of Hoi An. Since the ceramic wares were excavated around Hoi An area; the wares found in that place were given a name of Hoi An Hoard wares.
The ware is presumed to have its origin in Vietnam’s Red River Delta at the kilns of Hai Duong province. The Hoi An Hoard wares have a distinct and easily recognizable identity with the large-scale production of high-fired stoneware blue & white and monochrome white ware, and underglaze blue decorated wares represent the largest group, containing a number of rare and remarkable wares. This wares consisted of shipware & concretions, dishes, bowls, cups, vessels, kendies, bottles, jars, enameled dishes, barbed rim dishes, figural ceramics and covered boxes.
During the 14th-15th century, Vietnam replaced China as the predominant exporter of glazed ceramics to South East Asia. These salvaged pieces reflect the aesthetic sensibility and the culture of medieval Vietnam.
Age: 15th century, late tran dynasty, Early Le dynasty.
Measurement: Diameter 6.1 C.M./ Height 4.2 C.M.
Condition: Nice glaze and condition overall, no repairs. (some piece has shell encrustations; wearing; crackle line(s) or chip(s); mismatch of lid and body). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
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