Dishes (2) - Blue and white - Porcelain - nanking Cargo - China - Qianlong (1736-1795)

Dishes (2) - Blue and white - Porcelain - nanking Cargo - China - Qianlong (1736-1795)
Good condition, see description - 10×10×10 cm

A set of two plates with landscape decoration. From Christie's Nanking cargo auction.

On Monday 3 January 1752 the Dutch East Indian company ship the Geldermalsen hit a reef on its return journey to the Netherlands, and sunk to the bottom of the South China Sea. Thirty-two crew members survived the catastrophe, while eighty perished along with the ship and its cargo of tea, raw silk, textile, dried goods, groceries, lacquer and porcelain.

The freight of Chinese porcelain was originally potted in Jingdezhen, after which it was shipped to Nanking and delivered to the Dutch East India Company. And subsequently shipped on for the final transport 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.

Diameter 10.5 cm.

The plates are pristine.

Lot details
Total nr of items
Qianlong (1736-1795)
Region/ Country of origin
Theme/ depiction
nanking Cargo
Decor/ ware
Blue and white
Good condition, see description
10×10×10 cm
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