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Medieval Shipwreck Salvaged Yuhuchun Vase from the Hoi An Hoard - 1450 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,298) 99.7%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 201258253086 An exceptionally rare Ming dynasty porcelain large vase, with beautiful blue paintwork, depicting cloud scrolls and a romantic scene of an early Chinese landscape, with mountains, long grasses and wispy trees. The scene is delineated in confident blue brush-strokes. The piece dates to approximately 1450 AD. Works of this type from the Hoi An are very hard to find. This is an especially beautiful piece, one of the largest Hoi an ceramics we have seen. This rare piece has a wonderful, romantic provenance. It was excavated from the important Hoi-An shipwreck. The Hoi-An was a huge, overloaded trading ship that sank in the mid 15th Century, probably due to a catastrophic typhoon. The ship was carrying a substantial cargo of High Quality Vietnamese Ming export porcelain. We know that the Hoi An wares were produced in Kilns near modern-day Hanoi and were probably bound for the European Market before the ship was cruelly destroyed and sunk 250 feet into the cold waters of the South China Sea. The fascinating story of the Hoi-An and its recovery has been made into a best-selling novel by Frank Pope, entitled Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archaeology, and Greed Off the Coast of Vietnam. In contrast to many unprovenanced Hoi An pieces on the market, this ceramic has been officially recorded by the Vietnamese authorities (VISAL), whose sticker is affixed to the artifact. The recent ratification of the UNESCO convention by South East Asian countries will effectively put a halt to all future shipwreck salvage operations. Height: 8 1/4 inches. Condition: Very well preserved for such a delicate piece. Chips as shown, and as found on all genuinely excavated shipwreck material of this delicacy. Some minor restoration to the base and rim of the vase. Close inspection reveals areas of beautiful marine encrustations, fascinating evidence of the centuries spent undisturbed on the ocean floor. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Original/Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine

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