Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Pagoda Riverscape Tea Bowl and Saucer Dish c1750 Small Size. Hand painted, the right side depicting a double roofed pagoda on a rocky riverbank dividing straggling leafless trees and shrubs, an island can be seen in the background to the left, below a trellis pattern at the rim, the bowl with this scene to the exterior. Size: Tea Bowl Height: 3.3cm Tea Bowl Diameter: 6cm Saucer Dish Diameter: 10cm Condition: Nibbled foot rim to tea bowl (see images) otherwise a nice set with good colouring. Shipwreck items can be cross checked with the original sale catalogues. 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 Cargo Pagoda Riverscape Tea Bowl and Saucer c1750" is in sale since Thursday, June 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.