Nanking Shipwreck Cargo Rare Blue and Enamel Three Pavilion Plate c1750
Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Cargo Rare Blue and Enamel Three Pavilion Plate c1750. Has an underglaze blue decoration with remaining evidence of enamel detailing which during manufacture was applied on top of the glaze. During the hundreds of years spent submerged beneath the seabed, the enamel decoration had no protection from the ravages of the sea thus being slowly worn leaving only a ghost form of detailing seen when held in the light. Please see the images for the best condition report, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Size: 22cm in diameter. The Nanking Shipwreck Cargo Story c1750 The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted worldwide 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 1755 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 Shipwreck Cargo Rare Blue and Enamel Three Pavilion Plate c1750" is in sale since Friday, August 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "joblackdog" and is located in Norwich.