Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Leaping Boy Dish c1750
Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Leaping Boy Dish c1750. This dish is painted with a boy, arms stretched leaping across an open space, watched by another in a two storey pavilion, set amongst pine and wutong within a hilly river landscape surrounded by linear formal foliage. The border with three peony, lotus and chrysanthemum clusters descending from the rim. There were three different sizes of this pattern in the Nanking Cargo, this is the middle size which personally is my favourite, the slightly flared rim make it ideal for displaying with other smaller designs. Condition: Good colouring, clear sounding ring, glaze crazing present to the centre of the dish, rim frits and a small chip (please see images) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact.
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. The ships name was'The Geldermalsen' belonging to the Dutch East India Company.
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. The item "Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Leaping Boy Dish c1750" 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.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Plates/ Trays
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Features: Handpainted
- Original/Repro: Original