Asian Art

Bottle with Birds and Panel Design

late 15th–early 16th century

Stoneware with cobalt blue under clear glaze

11 9/16 in. (29.4 cm)
Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, B.A. 1966
2001.137.1
Vietnamese ceramics such as this bottle were excavated from the Hoi-an shipwreck, found off the central coast of Vietnam in the 1990s. The thousands of pieces excavated from this site were originally produced at central Vietnamese kilns such as Chu Dao and competed with Chinese porcelains throughout Southeast Asian markets. Most of the pieces that were unearthed at Hoi-an remain in the collections of Vietnamese museums; others were released for sale at auction.
Culture: 
Vietnamese
Period: 
Lê Dynasty (1428–1788)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Geography: 
Vietnam
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Hoi An shipwreck; Butterfields sale number 5541

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