This beautiful and unique little jar is part of the famous Hoi An hoard.In the mid 15th century a freighting junk loaded with fine Vietnamese pottery sank in an area of the South China Sea called the “Dragon’s Embrace.” Around 1994 local fishermen began finding pottery in their nets. Thus what has become known as the "Hoi An Hoard" was discovered. This is one of the sole surviving examples of Hoi An porcelain boxes that has a moulded decoration on the lid. The decoration was apparently overlaid with gold - some of which still remains. The design in relief appears to be a coiled dragon. The detail is extraordinary. This piece is truly a museum quality specimen that needs to be your collection! Don't miss this one! Please feel free to email if you need any additional pictures or information. The outer diameter is 7.3 cm.