Nanking Cargo "Peony & Pomegranate" Plate c1750. This Lovely dinner plate is painted with a Peony below a Flowering Pomegranate branch within a band of Trellis Pattern, Divided by Four Floral panels at the well below Three widely spreading Peony sprays at the border. Nice colouring, please see the images for the best condition report, manufacturing faults Size:23.5cm (9"inches) Nanking Cargo "Peony & Pomegranate Plate c1750.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 "Shipwreck Nanking Cargo Peony and Pomegranate Plate c1750" is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 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.