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15th c. Hoi An Hoard Jarlet with bird motif


Code: FL4892


H: 5.5cm (2.2")Di: 5cm (2")

A 15th century blue and white jarlet from the Hoi An Hoard shipwreck cargo. The jarlet is decorated with a charming bird motif. Vietnamese. Circa 1450-1500.

During the 15th century, off the Hoi An coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea, a trading vessel filled with ceramics vanished without a trace.  It was re-discovered by fishermen in the 1990s.  All pieces unique to the cargo were retained by Vietnamese museums for display.  The rest was sold at auction.