Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Batavian Peony Bowl c1750. A Nanking bowl of large size depicting a birds eye view of a central flower surrounded by three peony plants. Hand painted in a rich cobalt blue with a nice even glaze. The exterior is Batavian glazed.
Size: 16.8cm in diameter. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. Condition report: No chips, cracks or hairlines, manufacturing mark to the batavian glazed exterior.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 "Chinese Shipwreck Nanking Cargo c1750 Batavian Peony Bowl" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. 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.