Diana Shipwreck Cargo Large Longevity Dish c1816. This dish is hand painted. Hand painted with a decorative central shou character mark, representing longevity Long Life.The character mark is surrounded by Ruyi lappets and four tiers of stylized om characters, the reverse depicts four ribboned Buddhistic emblems. Size: 28cm in diameter If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. Diana Cargo Shipwreck Story c1816. The Diana Cargo On the 4th of March 1817, the Diana set sail up the Malacca Strait to Prince of Wales Island under the command of Captain Alexander Lyell.
The night is pitch black and so with nothing to guide them, they press on blindly to the northwest. The lookouts peer vainly ahead but can see nothing. However, below the water is Karang Lintang, a submerged cordillera of granite boulders.First Officer James Crichton anxiously debates whether to wake the captain, who, suffering from dysentery, is asleep on his bunk. The Diana effectively ends this debate as she crashes into the rocks, sending everyone sprawling. Thrown from his bunk, Captain Lyell rushes up on deck but is too late to save her. Punctured by a boulder the water pours in and though they tumble the cannon overboard, bring down the topmasts and start the water casks, they cannot get her off. 10 men are left when, after floating free and steering for Malacca, the Diana, settling deeper every minute, suddenly plunges under taking two Lascars and Captain Lyell with it.
After spending three years and locating 11 wrecks, they finally found her 4 days before Christmas. The item "Diana Shipwreck Cargo Large Longevity Dish c1816" is in sale since Monday, December 10, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "joblackdog" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.