A Hoi An Hoard c.1450 – 1500, Vietnamese Pottery Box and Cover.

A 15th Century Vietnamese Blue and White Pottery Box and Cover. Painted with a Landscape.

Condition: A very small chip to the outer edge of the base c.5 x 2 mm. The glaze in good condition for a piece of porcelain from a shipwreck.

Size: Diameter : 7.5 cm (2 3/4 inches)



Stock number: 13959

Vietnamese Pottery From the Chu Dou Kilns :
Chu Dou Kilns, six kilometres from Hai Dong was the largest centre of ceramic production in medieval Vietnam. The quality of the ceramics ranged from crude everyday vessels to exquisite pieces decorated with great skill. Large quantities were produced, moulds were employed to form dishes and bowls, the rims were then wiped clean of glaze so they could be fired rim to rim without sticking in the kiln. The style of the decoration was very free and appears often to have been painted at speed using a very wet brush. Individual lines of the decoration have a visible starting and finishing point. The exact spot where the artist first touched the surface of the ceramic object with his brush can be identified and then where he removed it. I say β€œhe” but a most important jar in the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul is signed and dated by a female artist. Men, women and many children were all employed in ceramic production in Vietnam.

Provenance :
Treasures From The Hoi An Hoard, Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th/Early 16th Century Cargo. Butterfield`s, October 11th to 13th 2000.

Stock number: 13959.