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Chinese 17th century Hatcher cargo blue and white wine cup

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Category
Period
Reference
5746
Diameter
5 cm (1 1/1")
Framed Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Chinese late Ming Blue and white small wine cup painted with a running three clawed dragon, surrounded by clouds and lightning chasing the flaming pearl. made at Jingdezhen for export to Europe by the Dutch East India Company. It was part of the Hatcher Cargo The Chinese Junk that was trans shipping it to the Dutch Trading port was over whelmed by the sea and sank

This very pretty wine cup was made and sank c1642 during the period known as the Transitional period and dates from the Late Ming period.

It was salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher from where the cargo gets its name and sold through Christies Amsterdam June 1984 The provenance for which is attached to the cup in the form of the red sticker.

Excellent painting and very good example



Diameter
5 cm (1 1/1")
Framed Height
4 cm (1 1/2")
Year
c 1642
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
the saleroom sticker is inside the cup
Literature
See The hatcher Porcelain Cargos by Sheaf and Kilburn
Condition
Typical of this cargo there is a slight loss to the quality of the glaze due to sea water other wise in very good condition