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Set of 3 - 15th Century Shipwreck Hoi An Bird Pottery Bowls Antiquity Vietnamese Ming

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We were lucky enough to purchase a number of painted bird bowls from the Hoi An shipwreck, and when it looked to us like the same hand painted three of them, we just had to offer them together as a set. Bird images are rare enough on any Hoi An vessels, but to find three that matches this well is astoundingly rare.

5" to 5 1/4" diameter, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" high. Very light to no encrustations. Original Butterfield's numbered label. Glaze is very bright, and white spots on glaze are reflection only.

History:

When the trading ship Hoi An encountered a storm and ran aground off the coast of Vietnam in the South China sea in the mid-15th century, she was carrying a tremendous cargo of the most delicately painted Ming-era Anamese ceramics, destined for the ports of Asia.

Some of the rarest painted images are birds, as on this small, perfectly proportioned bowl. A few barnacles are found on its base, attesting to the hundreds of years under the sea she waited before being unearthed again in 1996, and auctioned in San Francisco by Butterfield's in 2000.

We believe these beautiful handmade objects, created over 500 years ago, and surviving great darkness and pressure before being brought back into the light, humble us. These pieces deserve an honored place in our daily life.
We were lucky enough to purchase a number of painted bird bowls from the Hoi An shipwreck, and when it looked to us like the same hand painted three of them, we just had to offer them together as a set. Bird images are rare enough on any Hoi An vessels, but to find three that matches this well is astoundingly rare.

5" to 5 1/4" diameter, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" high. Very light to no encrustations. Original Butterfield's numbered label. Glaze is very bright, and white spots on glaze are reflection only.

History:

When the trading ship Hoi An encountered a storm and ran aground off the coast of Vietnam in the South China sea in the mid-15th century, she was carrying a tremendous cargo of the most delicately painted Ming-era Anamese ceramics, destined for the ports of Asia.

Some of the rarest painted images are birds, as on this small, perfectly proportioned bowl. A few barnacles are found on its base, attesting to the hundreds of years under the sea she waited before being unearthed again in 1996, and auctioned in San Francisco by Butterfield's in 2000.

We believe these beautiful handmade objects, created over 500 years ago, and surviving great darkness and pressure before being brought back into the light, humble us. These pieces deserve an honored place in our daily life.

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Set of 3 - 15th Century Shipwreck Hoi An Bird Pottery Bowls Antiquity Vietnamese Ming

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