Hoi An Hoard Miniature Vase

The coast of Vietnam has had many ships excavated from centuries ago, leaving us to assume that it was probably not the best route to be taking from China to ... well, anywhere. Off the coast of Hoi An, Vietnam is where in the mid 15th century, a ship full of porcelain vanished. It wasn't until five hundred years later that it was found and excavation began. This miniature vase with it's narrow neck is a truly remarkable piece, not simply because of it's age, but it's quality as well, having been through a ship wreck and hundreds of years at sea.

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Chinese Kang Xsi Vase

This square bodied Kang Xsi Chinese Export vase has been decorated in the traditional blue and white with a decorated faring neck and a different figure within each roundel on all four sides.

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Stoneware Miniature Mug

A miniature Raren face jug for a dolls' house, possibly from Raren, Netherlands on the border of Germany. These are exceptionally scarce.

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Vung Tau Miniature Vase

In the late 17th century a the 'Vung Tau' ship that was carrying a shipment of ceramics from China to Holland via Batavia for the Dutch East India Company went down off the coast of southern Vietnam. Many of the items were able to be excavated, among them were these miniature porcelain vases made for a doll house. These small vases are a wonderful example of early Chinese porcelain ware.

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Silver Pair of Miniature Salts

A rare pair of late 17th century English silver dolls house miniature octagonal salts by George Manjoy of London with the date letter (probably) for 1689. A similar example may be found in Houart, figure 198.

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Miniature Wood and Glass Cabinet

A rare English George II dollhouse miniature glass fronted collectors cabinet on French feet. This cupboard retains its original lock and key but has two minor repairs to the molding.

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