Nanking Cargo c1750 Chinese Shipwreck Large Size Pagoda Riverscape Tea Bowl and Saucer. Hand painted with a double roofed pagoda on a rocky riverbank amongst trees and shrubs. There is a second island to the left in the distance and a band of trellis pattern to the rim.
The coral is for display purposes only and is not available for sale. Size: Tea bowl H 3.8cm Di 7.5cm Saucer Di 11.4cm Condition: Patch of marine residue to the tea bowl exterior. I attended the sales and will provide a scan of the relevant pages from my catalogue.The Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Story c1750 The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted world wide media attention when it was auctioned by Christies Amsterdam in April 1986. She set sail from Canton on December 18th 1751 bound for Amsterdam. The valuable cargo consisted of over 160,000 pieces of porcelain, tea, raw silk, textiles and one hundred and forty five gold ingots. On January 3rd 1752, after 16 days sailing the Geldermalsen hit a reef and sank in the South China Sea. I spent four days viewing the porcelain in order to select the nicer pieces. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "joblackdog" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.