Price

£1100.00

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Hoi an Hoard Parrot and Peach Brushwasher.

A blue and white 15th century circa 1485 rare Hoi an Hoard Cargo brush washer modelled with a Parrot curled around a peach shaped dish. Ming Dynasty.

There were not many of this design in the original sale at Butterfields in San Francisco where the salvaged cargo was sold.

The peach shaped bowl is held in the left hand where the pointed part goes down into the base of the thumb and the index finger curls around the parrot, but interestingly it works just as well in the other hand in case of the artist being left handed.

The base of the bowl has a small flower spray.

The Hoi an Hoard cargo  sank c1485 in the Hoi an Delta.  This piece is glazed in cobalt  blue is modelled as gourd or melon in a compressed form.  The monochrome pieces are not as common as the blue and white ware.  Today this area is in Viet Nam but during the Ming Dynasty at this time it was part of the Chinese Empire.

The cargo was being carried on a sea faring junk that archaeology concluded was over loaded and sailing at the end of the season for such trading vessels.  The junk had been known about by modern day fishermen who would bring pieces of it up periodically in their nets.  it was properly salvaged and recorded by Oxford University Marine Archaeology faculty and subsequently sild through Butterfields in San Francisco.

An excellent rare interesting piece.

The original Butterfields yellow lot number tag still attached.

Dimensions

11cm long

Price

£1100.00

Condition report

Good condition just a little staining due to the deltaic mud

Stock number

6347

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