A Vietnamese bowl from the Hoi An hoard, decorated with simple lines in underglaze cobalt blue which has fired a soft grey colour, and dating from the period c1450 to 1500. The bowl is covered with a good glossy glaze of a warm ivory tone. The base and a ring in the interior are unglazed (done in order to enable the stacking of these bowls in side each other when firing without them sticking to each other). The glaze has been applied thickly, and there are glaze runs on the inside and outside of the bowl. Diameter 12.7cm (5”).
This bowl is part of the shipwreck cargo recovered off the coast of Vietnam at Hoi An. The ceramics themselves were probably made in the area of Chu Dau. This bowl has the original Visal Hoi An hoard label, and also the auction label from the sale at Butterfield and Butterfield of items from the hoard.
The wooden stand is for display only, and is not included.
Dating: c1450 to 1500
This bowl is in remarkably good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. The glaze is in good glossy condition, with fine crackles throughout. There are a few remnants around the rim of marine incrustations which have been cleaned off. Please see the images.