Vietnamese dish - Shipwreck discovery, 15th century

Vietnamese dish – Shipwreck discovery, 15th century

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Dish with vegetal decoration

Provenance : Shipwreck of Hoi An – Viet Nam c. 1430

Dish with vegetal decoration

Provenance : Shipwreck Treasure of Hoi An

Viet Nam Ming Dynasty, around 1430

In 1999 off the coast of Hoi An on the Sea Dragon, a Vietnamese fisherman discovered in his nets several bowls and fragments of pottery decorated in blue on white background. Back to earth and talking about his discovery, experts suggest a dating to the mid-fifteenth century.

Very quickly was sent on a barge excavation to proceed with the estimation of the importance of the site and eventual excavations. This research concludes that a joncque sank in 1432 near Hoi An during a diplomatic trip to China, sinking with thousands pieces of ceramics.