These sets are quite rare. There were only 168 sets in the whole Nanking Cargo. This "Large set" is painted with a large blossoming Peony and aweeping Willow growing from Rockwork within a fenced terrace with swaskita deccoration. The swastika deccoration is believed to be a Buddist symbol for the heart of Budda. In China it is used as s synonym for "wan" which means Ten Thousand, it is seen as a symbol of endless longevity. The border is a band of formal scrolls which is u ...click for details
Painted with a roundel of two leafy pines, intertwining on a grassy, Rocky
terrace below two bands of trellis pattern containing four stylised petal flowerheads.
The bowl exterior with a single similar interlocking pine. Size: Tea Bowl: 8cm in diameter Saucer Dish: 12cm in diameter.
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The Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Story c1750.
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This lovely dish is painted with willow, peony, bamboo and rockwork on a fenced terrace. The border has three peony and chrysanthemum sprays. These pieces are becoming increasingly rare. Size: 23cm in diameter. The Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Story c1750. The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted worldwide media attention when it was auctioned by Christies Amsterdam in April 1986.The ships name was 'The Geldermalsen' belonging to the Dutch East India Company ...click for details
The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted world wide media attention when it was auctioned by Christies Amsterdam in April 1986.The ships name was 'The Geldermalsen' belonging to the Dutch East India Company. The (VerenigdeOostIndische Compagnie (V.O.C). She set sail from Canton on December 18th 1751 bound for Amsterdam. The valuable cargo consisted of over 160,000 pieces of porcelain, tea, raw silk, textiles and one hundred and forty five gold ingot ...click for details
Painted with a boy holding out his arms on a rocky bank, watched by another in a two storey pavilion amongst pine and wutong in a simple hilly river landscape within a band of linear formal foliage. The border with three peony, lotus and chrysanthemum clusters descending from the rim.
Size 23cm in diameter.
The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted worldwide media attention when it was auctioned by Christies Amsterdam in April 1986.The ships name was ' ...click for details
Tea Bowl and Saucer Dish depicting Crysanthemum, Bamboo
and Daisy issuing around a jagged outcrop of Blue Rockwork.
The tall cup depicting an elaborate loop handle of European
insperation. Size: Saucer 13cm in diameter, Tea Cup: 7cm in diameter.
Crysanthemum: An emblem of Autumnand, Symbol of Longevity.
Bamboo: An emblem of Longevity, probably due to its durability
and to its evergreen qualities. Confucian symbol of eternal
friendship. Together with the Pine tree and the Prunus tree, ...click for details
This is a rare piece because of it's clarity and condition. in the
Christies sale it was one of twelve in Lot 3201 which were the
first of this pattern and considered to be the last. It is freely
painted with stylised Landscape, Plants and flowers. There is
a ring of underglaze bizenit around the centre of the interior. This
is one of the best provincial pieces that I have seen. Size: Just over 13cm in diameter.
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Not to be mistaken with tea bowls and saucers, this set measures17.5 cm in diameter for the dish and 11.5 cm in diameter for the bowl.
The scene is of a rocky island with a pagoda, pine trees and other foliage. There is a man on a bank and another rocky island in the distance.
The defining feature of this lovely pattern and which gives it its name is the classic formation of the flying geese. Because of its size, the bowl would have been used for rice or soup and the dish for mea ...click for details
This set is much larger than other designs and also is more scarce.
The pattern depicts a small open pavillion perched on a promontory
within overhanging wintery foliage and evergreens. You can also see
a wide river meandering past a similar retreat on an outcrop in the
right background. The exterior is cafe au lait a batavian glaze. Both
are in good condition, complete with the original Christies auction
Saucer Dish: 13.5cm in diameter.
Tea Bowl: 8.5cm in diameter.
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Size 23cm in diameter.
This interesting plate is underglaze Blue with the remains of overglaze Enamels. Enamels are present and loss of enamel remains in ghost form. Originally they would have been Reds and other colours but with no glaze to protect them the sea and coral sand have washed them away over the centuries. I find these quite fascinating and a great talking point when showing them off to friends, in fact I have two collectors who only buy pieces with ghostly images. The plate is pa ...click for details