Rare deep beaker with domed cover beautifully decorated with honeycomb of stylise wisteria and pine.
This is a very rare piece, there were very few in the cargo, I believe less than 40.
Beautifully decorated and of good size.
Vung Tau Cargo Shipwreck Cargo Story c1750
The Vung Tau was discovered in 1989 by a Vietnamese fisherman trawling the sea-bed for shellfish. He was a few miles away from Con Dao Island, which lies
roughly 100 nautical miles away south of Vung Tau, when his nets ...click for details
This is the first of these absolutely fascinating displays that I have been fortunate enough to acquire.
There were only five individual lots of Marine Art sold in the Christies Sale.
One is lost for words in describing this piece:
Sympathy, Harmony, Dramatic, Unique, Fascinating.. a marriage of man and the sea.
A fusion of thirteen pieces of porcelain amongst the many shipwreck shells and silt.
What a fantastic Artistic Sculpture the dramatic sinking of the Vung Tau has created.
Pleas ...click for details
Chinese shipwreck recovered cargo celadon bowl, Ming dynasty with beautifully detailed inetrior rim
and a centreal leaf motif within a thick opaque olive green glaze.
Size: Height: 9 cm (3.5") Diameter: 16.5 cm (6.5")
There were only one hundred and fifty of these charming little figure in the Ca Mau Cargo. Their eyes are picked out in manganese, there is a bell tied to the collar.
Ca Mau Cargo c1725 The wreck was discovered by fisherman working off the Ca Mau peninsular when their nets snagged on it. When they realised the porcelain was saleable they began dredging up as much as possible. Once the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information realised what was happening they moved in quickl ...click for details
This lovely Small Sized Octagonal tea bowl and saucer has Eight panels, intricately decorated with peonies and foliage.
Both are in good condition with no chips or cracks tiny rim frit to the underside of the tea bowl, both retain nice colouring.
Size: Tea Bowl 4.5cm tall 6cm in diameter Saucer Dish 10cm in diameter
Vung Tau Cargo Shipwreck Cargo Story c1750
The Vung Tau was discovered in 1989 by a Vietnamese fisherman trawling the sea-bed for shellfish. He was a few miles away from ...click for details
This beautifully detailed little stem cup was made at the end of the Ming beginning of the Quing dynasty.
Decorated with foliate blossom detailing seen in rich underglaze Blue.
The cup is in very good condition with no chips or cracks
These cups would have been made for export to South East
Asia and were sold at the Christies sale 'The Hatcher Cargo' March 1984.
Size: 5cm Tall 4.5cm in Diameter
The Hatcher Cargo was the first porcelain cargo from a shipwreck to come on to t ...click for details
This Lovely Cobalt Blue transitional period stem cup was made at the end of Ming, beginning of the Quing Dynasty.
These cups would have been made for Export to South East Asia and were sold to the Christies sale 'The Hatcher Cargo' March 1984.
A nice rich cobalt Blue with interior border to the rim. It is in good condition with no chips or cracks.
There is a small old hairline 1cm long (Top to bottom of interior border) not to be seen from the exterior.
A porcelain shard attachment ...click for details
The body of this rare enamelled spittoon is painted with peony tree issuing from rockwork. The interior rim depicts panels of riverscape scenes, one of a foliate design and the other of a seated boy looking out across the river.
There were only 26 of these in the entire Cargo and the majority I believe were damaged. There are faint traces of pattern that still remain in ghost form and this is because during the manufacture parts of the enamelling were applied on top of the glaze thus having n ...click for details
This fine dish shows two geese within a floral waterscape scene. The outer rim depicts a border of Aster plant and precious objects.
There are stylized symbols to the underside rim. In good condition considering its age, nice ring, no cracks, nibbles to the edging, one small
surface restoration to the rim.
Size: 28.5cm in diameter
The Hatcher Cargo was the first porcelain cargo from a shipwreck to come on to the market. It was sold in several auctions in Christie`s Amsterdam in 1984 an ...click for details