Global Art & Artifacts

Porcelain Blue & White Jarlet from the Hoi-An Shipwreck. 15th Century. Vietnam

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Documented as coming from an overloaded trading ship that sank in the mid- 15th century, this ship (Hoi-An) sunk in the South China Sea.  Carrying high quality Vietnamese Ming export porcelain, this ship was most likely bound for an European market.  Produced from the kilns near Hanoi.

Painted blue with a thin glaze, the mouth of this jarlet is decorated with a blossoming sunflower with peony blossoms and scrolling vines around its mid-section.

I acquired it from a dealer of such pieces in Huntington England.  A guarantee of authenticity will be provide by this dealer.

Some degradation from being underwater but in tact.  Notice the marine encrustations.

A rare piece for the Serious Collector.  Glass stand not included.


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