Diana Shipwreck Large Ceramic Charger - c. This charger has been verified by Christie auctioneers back in 1995 as being part of the haul of ceramics that was recovered from the Diana shipwreck.
It's in great condition especially given the time it spend at the bottom of the sea for 176 years. Dimensions: 28cm W x 6cm H.The Diana set sail up the Malacca Strait to Prince of Wales Island under the command of Captain Alexander Lyell on the 4th March 1817. 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.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "steady382002" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.