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Hoi an Hoard Water dropper modelled as a frog

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Category
Period
Reference
5621
Framed Width
5 cm (1 1/1")
Ming blue and white water dropper. Although made at the kilns in what is now modern day Viet Nam this area was at the time part of the Chinese Empire during the early Ming Dynasty.

This is a small water dropper made in the form of a frog with under glaze blue decoration.

it was part of a cargo which sank c1485 in the estuary near Hoi An. it was subsequently salvaged expertly by Oxford University Archaeological department and sold through Butterfield Auctioneers in California in October 2000. The provenance for the sale is attached to the base of the water dropper.

The piece is well modelled and with interesting expression and is one of the more uncommon pieces from the cargo.
Framed Width
5 cm (1 1/1")
Year
c 1485
Medium
Biscuit porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
from the Hoi an Hoard cargo with the provenance to the base.
Condition
Overall in very good condition considering that it is from a Medieval Shipwreck