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Hatcher cargo blue and white Dragon wine cup

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Category
Period
Reference
5747
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 the kilns at Jingdezhen. It was part of the Hatcher Cargo made for export to Europe. 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
sale room sticker attached to the cup
Literature
See The Hatcher Porcelain Cargos by Sheaf and Kilburn for explanation and photos of the type
Condition
Overall excellent vey slight loss of finish to the glaze which is always part of theis cargo