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Hoi an Hoard blue and white Brushwasher

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Category
Period
Reference
5622
Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Diameter
10 cm (3 1/1")
Ming / Annamese brush washer with under glaze blue decoration in the shape of stylized lilly petals. c1485. The inside is also painted with a Lilly flower



during this period the Kingdom of Vietnam was part of the Ming Empire. The cargo was being transported around Hoi An and was wrecked. It was subsequently salvaged by Oxford University Archaeology Department and sold through Butterfields Auction in California in the year 2000. The provenance for which is attached to the base.

The compressed form brushwasher is in excellent condition and a charming piece.
Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Diameter
10 cm (3 1/1")
Year
c 1485
Medium
porcelainious
Country
China
Provenance
Auction and Cargo provenance is applied to the base
Condition
perfect especially as it has been submerged for so long