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Nanking Cargo tea bowl and saucer

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Category
Reference
5744
Diameter
11 cm (4 1/4")
Chinese 18th century blue and white porcelain tea bowl and saucer that was part of the Nanking Cargo. Salvaged from the wreck of the Geldermalsen a Dutch East India ship bound for Holland with its cargo of Nanking blue and white porcelain. The vessel sank in 1752 and most of the porcelain dates from about 1750 although there are a very few earlier pieces

This tea bowl is painted with a pattern know as the Large Blue Pine Tree Pattern. So called large as there is a version of the same pattern on a smaller bowl and saucer.

The cargo was found by fishermen and salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher and his divers who had learnt the skill when salvaging the first of the so called Hatcher cargos a few years earlier.

the salvaged cargo was sold through Christies Amsterdam 234 years after the sinking in 1986

A good collectors piece

Saucer 11.5cm in diameter and tea bowl 7cm in diameter 3 cm tall
Diameter
11 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c 1752
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
originally sold by Christies with the provenance attached with the saleroom stickers and sold again by Harrods, certificate available.
Condition
Overall ok. small frit to bowl and saucer and a very small hair line to the saucer.