Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Porcelain Cargo Rare Blue White and Enamel Boatman Plate c1750. Hand painted in cobalt blue with a fisherman punting his boat in a wide river landscape. A two story pavilion can be seen beside pine and tall rockwork near a bank within a band of spearheads at the well, the border depicts a band of trellis pattern. Size: 22.8cm in diameter During the manufacturing process, the enamel detailing was applied on top on the already glazed porcelain, thus providing no protection from the ravages of the sea and coral sands. It is remarkable to see that so much of the original enamel detailing has survived. When tilted in the light you will notice the original detailing that has faded away at a glance, actually remains present in what I call a ghost form. Shipwreck items can be cross checked with the original sale catalogues. Catalogue not included in this sale. This catalogue is not available for sale. 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 VerenigdeOostIndische Compagnie V. 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. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain”. The seller is “joblackdog” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: dish
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Features: Handpainted
- Sub-Type: Plate
- Original/Repro: Antique Original