Collection of plates from the Tek Sing shipwreck.
The Tek Sing was a large Chinese junk which sank in 1822 in the South China Sea. The vessel was 50 meters in length and weighed about a thousand tons. The Tek Sing shipwreck is referred to in modern times as the "Titanic of the East".
On May 12, 1999, British marine salvor Michael Hatcher discovered the wreck of the Tek Sing in an area of the South China Sea north of Java and south of Singapore. His crew raised the ship's cargo in what is described as the largest sunken cache of Chinese porcelain ever recovered.
The recovered cargo was auctioned at Nagel Auctions in Germany in 2000.
- Total nr of items
- Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Decor/ ware
- Blue and white, Chinese export
- Title of artwork
- 4 Tek Sing plates, 1822
- Very good condition, see description
- 38×191×191 mm