A cup and saucer with landscape decoration. Christie's Nanking cargo auction.
On Monday 3 January 1752, the Dutch East Indiaman "Geldermalsen" hit a reef on its return voyage to the Netherlands and sunk in the South Chinese Sea. 32 of the ship's crewman survived while 80 others were lost, along with the cargo of tea, raw silk, textile, dried wares, groceries, lacquer and porcelain.
The cargo of Chinese porcelain was originally stored in Jingdezhen and subsequently shipped to Nanking to be be delivered to the Dutch East India Company. After this, it was finally shipped to the Netherlands. The cargo was rediscovered in 1985 by Captain Michael Hatcher and his team, and was sold by Christie's Amsterdam between 28 April and 2 May 1985, 235 years later.
Measurements: 5 x 10 cm.
The cup has edge damage and a hairline crack.
- Cup and saucer
- Qianlong (1736-1795)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Theme/ depiction
- nanking Cargo
- Decor/ ware
- Blue and white
- Good condition, see description
- 10×10×10 cm