Lot 1353: Chinese Blue and White 'Hoi An' Shipwreck Plate
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Later 15th century AD. A broad white-glazed ceramic bowl with blue arcading to the outer face, running foliage and tendrils to the inner rim, central floral motif. 553 grams, 23cm (9"). Property of a London gentleman; salvaged by Oxford University; sunk off the coast of H?i An in about 1490 AD; ex Butterfields sale, part of lot 1013. The H?i An wreck in the South China Sea was discovered in the 1990s. Annamese H?i An pottery was made in modern-day Vietnam in the kilns at Chu Dou, most important kilns in the 14th-15th century in the kingdom of Annam.
Condition Report: Fine condition.