A set of three plates with landscape decoration. Nanking Cargo auction at Christie's.
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 found in 1985 by captain Michael Hatcher and his team and sold by Christie's Amsterdam on 28 April - 2 May 1985, two hundred and thirty-five years after it was lost.
Diameter: 10.5 cm
1 sign has a hairline crack, the others are in good condition
- 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