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This item is a rare and gorgeous hand made small porcelain box from the HOI AN HOARD (diameter 3cm). I selected this piece for its beautiful design with a singing bird located in the centre surrounded by leaves. This unique item belongs to a collection salvaged from a shipwreck found in the deep sea of Vietnam.
The box dates to the mid- to late-15th century. The box is very delicate and well proportioned.The piece is in very good condition, with some incrustations in the base for being in the sea.
What makes this item special and rare is the design - bird design is very unusual in porcelain form the HOI AN HOARD. As the pictures show, this is a genuine an legal piece from the HOI AN with the original inventory tag and unique number.