Chinese blue and white teacup and saucer, Nanking Cargo #1503
- 225.00 USD
This product is not longer available.
Very nice example from the Nanking cargo.
Checked with UV Light, no crack, no hairline, no restoration. Micro frittings to the rim. Glaze ware and manufacturing flaws.
Cup High: 3,6 cm
Saucer Diameter: 11,5 cm
NOTE: stand is not included in this sale!
Some information about the Nanking Cargo:
The Nanking Cargo
On Monday January 3, 1752, the Dutch East India Company, (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) ship Geldermalsen, struck a reef on her return journey to the Netherlands and sank in the South China Sea. Of the crew 32 survived and 80 went down with the ship and her cargo of tea, raw silk, textiles, dried wares, groceries, lacquer and porcelain.
The cargo of Chinese porcelain was originally potted in Jingdezhen, Jiangzi province then shipped to Nanking for delivery to the VOC vessel Geldermalsen for final transportation to the Netherlands. The Geldermalsen struck a reef on her return journey to the Netherlands and sank in the South China Sea on January 3, 1752. The cargo was recovered by Captain Michael Hatcher and his team in 1985 and sold by Christie's Amsterdam on 28 April - 2 May 1985 as 'The Nanking Cargo. Chinese Export Porcelain and Gold' two hundred and thirty-five years later.