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Hoi an Hoard Blue and white porcelain Brushwasher

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Category
Period
Reference
5624
Height
3 cm (1 1/4")
Diameter
10 cm (3 1/1")
Ming / Annamese brush washer with under glaze blue decoration in the shape of stylized lilly petals. c1485. light crackle glaze to the surface.



During this period the Kingdom of Vietnam was part of the Ming Empire. The cargo was being transported around Hoi An and the vessel it was in 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
3 cm (1 1/4")
Diameter
10 cm (3 1/1")
Year
c 1485
Medium
porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
The Auction provenance is attached to the base
Condition
perfect