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Hoi An Shipwreck Ceramic Boxes (Quang Nam Series)

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Destination: Hanoi, Vietnam

These 15th century porcelain boxes tell a tale of high seas tragedy and typhoon-battered triumph. A shipwreck story that has made them treasured collectors’ items around the world.


In the mid 1400s, a Chinese merchant ship laden with 750,000 pieces of Vietnamese Ming-inspired ceramics was hit by a catastrophic typhoon off the coast of Hoi An. Ravaged by fire and eroded by seawater, the ship’s... Read More

Details and Dimensions

2" H, 2.5" diameter; A to D are Left to Right.
Seawater aged and heat cracked by the ship’s oil fire. Some boxes have mismatched lids and bases.
Similar in shape to first two boxes in group shot.

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