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Dish (with aquatic scene)

Creation date: late 15th century-early 16th century
Creation place: Vietnam

Other Information

Type: Porcelain Dish
Medium and Support: Porcelain
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Accession Number: 2001.15
Dimensions: 3 1/2 in. x 13 3/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (8.89 cm x 33.97 cm x 33.97 cm)


Saga Horizon Sdn. Bhd. and Vietnam Salvage Corporation, Malaysia and Vietnam (1997 - 1999)

Butterfield & Butterfield, California (October 12, 2000 - October 12, 2000)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (October 12, 2000 - )

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04/14/2017 Diana Chou:
These objects were found in a shipwreck located off the coast of central Vietnam near the port of Hoi An, part of a cargo once numbering 250,000 objects. The ship in which they sank was probably on its way back to Thailand, having loaded up this enormous shipment of Vietnamese ceramics. China had dominated the extensive trade in blue-and-white ware since the fourteenth century, but during an isolationist period in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Vietnam stepped in to capture parts of this lucrative export trade.
Last Updated: 4/14/2017


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Treasures from the Hoi An Hoard: Butterfield's. Los Angeles/San Francisco, California, October 11, 2000-October 13, 2000
Page Number: 41, lot no. 790, Figure Number: 790

Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 52, Figure Number: 52

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