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Vung Tau Cargo blue and white porcelain bowl

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Category
Period
Reference
5743
Diameter
6 cm (2 1/4")
Framed Height
3 cm (1 1/4")
Chinese 17th century Kangxi blue and white bowl salvaged from the wreck which became Known as the Vung Tau Cargo.

Originally made at Jingdezhen for export to Holland c1690 during the first half of the Emperor Kangxis reign. The piece is painted with quickly painted horses.

The Vung Tau cargo was on the ship that was wrecked off the Islands of Con Dao about 100 miles from the Vietnamese port of Vung Tau. it was found by fishermen who picked up several pieces of porcelain while fishing. The vessel was identified as a lorcha boat - a Chinese boat with certain Portuguese characteristics dating it to c1690

Australian Diver Michael Flecker took charge of the salvage and when it was brought to land it was looked at and it was decided that the ship had been bound from China to Jakarta, the home of the Dutch East India Company where it would have been bought by the Company and taken to Holland to be re-sold. Instead it was sold in Holland at Christies Amsterdam in 1992 for $7.3 (USD)

Overall a good example of the cargo
Diameter
6 cm (2 1/4")
Framed Height
3 cm (1 1/4")
Year
c 1690
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
Christies sale provenance to the bae
Condition
Overall good. There are fe stress lines in the glaze which have been slightly discoloured by the sea. The lines were caused at firing with cooling process