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Two Sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th Century. 'Royal Nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.
Two sawankhalok miniature vases, 15th century. 'royal nanhai'.

Height 6,5-7 cm. Wooden box accompanies the piece.

Wear and traces from being shipwrecked for such a long time.

Droit de suite: No
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Provenance

The Royal Nanhai was a Siamese junk wreck discovered at a depth of 46 meters, 40 nautical miles from the coast of Kuantan, West Malaysia.

The recovered cargo from the Royal Nanhai included 20,973 pieces of green and brown glazed Celadon ceramic. The largest portion was celadon in various shapes from the Si-Satchanalai (Sawankhalok) kilns.

The ship was rediscovered in 1992, about 550 years after the accident by the marine salvage expert Sten Sjöstrand who named the ship the Royal Nanhai in honour of the 15th century Chinese name for the South China Sea - Nanhai.

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Historical shipwrecks with cargoes of porcelain and pottery are perfect time capsules if properly excavated and researched. Frozen in time, shipwrecks provide an accurate insight into ancient maritime trade and the goods traded at the time when the ship was lost. The cargos tells us about the most popular designs and shapes of the time and helps us with dating porcelain. Bukowskis are happy to be able to present this collection brought together with artifacts from some of the most important shipwrecks excavated in modern time such as for example Hatcher, Royal Nanhai, Nan King Cargo, Desaru, Cau Ma, Vung Tau Cargo etc.

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Cecilia Nordström
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Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
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2 500 SEK
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Aug 19, 2018 9:46 PM
1 500 SEK
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