Chips to the rim, manufacturing faults as photographed, a variation in tones of paint used to the centre of the dish. Please see the images for the best condition report and description. Size: 26cm in diameter Binh Thuan Shipwreck Story c1608. In March 2004, a small Cargo of Ming Dynasty porcelain was auctioned by Christies in Melbourne, Australia. The wreck was first discovered in early 2001 by local fishermen off the coast of Bin Thuan Province in Vietnam.The Vietnamese authorities soon got wind of the discovery and excavated the site in October 2002. It is believed that the Junk may have sunk after hitting a nearby reef, and VOC (Dutch East India Company) records state that a Junk belonging to Chinese merchant I Sin Ho had been lost in this area in 1608, on route to Johore on the Malay Peninsula. Although no conclusive evidence has been found, all the indications point to the Bin Thuan Wreck being the vessel of the unfortunate I Sin Ho. 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 to United Kingdom.