Tek Sing Cargo Shipwreck Porcelain 'Spiral and Lotus' blue and white porcelain bowl and dish

Description
Tek Sing Cargo Shipwreck Porcelain 'Spiral and Lotus' blue and white porcelain bowl and dish
ca 1820

Blue and white porcelain bowl and dish with 'Spiral and Lotus' decor. The inside is painted in two concentric bands of alternating Lingzhi fungus and flowering Lotus sprays with a central spiral. The outside is decorated with a double ring and similar pattern of alternating Lingzhi fungus and Lotus.

Diameter: 185mm (dish), 155 mm (bowl)

Good condition, intact, good colour and detail. See images.

The Tek Sing (True Star), also known as the 'Titanic of the East' was a 50 meters Chinese junk.

She set sail from China, bound for Batavia with almost 2000 people on board. The cargo consisted over 300.000 pieces of porcelain, tea, silk, mother-of-pearl and herbs.

On 5 February 1822 the Tek Sing ran onto a reef and sank with a loss of almost 1800 lives.

The treasure was salvaged by Michael Hatcher in 1999 and auctioned in Stuttgart, November 2000. To this date the Tek Sing Cargo is the largest cargo of Chinese porcelain that has been salvaged from a shipwreck.

The seller guarantees this piece is acquired in a legal manner. Previously auctioned by Nagel Auctions, Stuttgart,2000. The official 'Tek Sing Treasures' stickers are affixed on the bottom of both pieces

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Lot details
Culture
Tek Sing Cargo Shipwreck
Material
Porcelain
Object
'Spiral and Lotus' blue and white porcelain bowl and dish
Century/ Timeframe
ca 1820
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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