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The Nanking Cargo "Peony rock" pattern Bowl.

The Nanking Cargo "Peony rock" pattern Bowl.


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Bowl. Provenance: China. The Nanking Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 28 April - 2 May 1986. Dating: Qianlong (1736-1795), 1751. This bowl on a footring with a glazed base and a straight rim was part of the “The Nanking Cargo” auction held by Christie's in Amsterdam in 1986. Imari decorated in underglaze blue, and overglaze iron-red and gold (all the iron-red and gold has worn off, only on the bottom a tiny bit of iron-red is visible) and a brown rim, with the "Peony rock" pattern. The bowl has the original Christie's The Nanking Cargo sale label showing this bowl has to been part of lot 3151. It is one bowl of 120 similar bowls sold in this lot. The cargo of Chinese porcelain was originally potted in Jingdezhen, Jiangzi province then shipped to Nanking for delivery to the Dutch East India Company ship "Geldermalsen" for final transportation to the Netherlands. The East Indiaman "Geldermalsen" struck a reef on her return journey to the Netherlands and sank in the South China Sea on January 3, 1752. The cargo was recovered by Captain Michael Hatcher and his team in 1985 and sold by Christie's in Amsterdam two hundred and thirty five years later. Dimensions: Height: 70 mm (2.76 inch), Diameter: 150 mm (5.91 inch), Diameter of footring: 65 mm (2.56 inch). Condition: Perfect. Reference C.J.A. Jörg, The Geldermalsen History and Porcelain, Groningen 1986, p.89, fig. 82