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A blue and white jug, Qing dynasty, Qianlong (1736-95). 'Nanking Cargo'
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.
A blue and white jug, qing dynasty, qianlong (1736-95). 'nanking cargo'.

Cylindrical shape, deocrated in underglaze blue with traces of colour and gilding. Height 10,5 cm.

Wear. Shipwreck.

Droit de suite: No
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Provenance

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. (Jörg 1986/1. pp.39-59).

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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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