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Nanking Cargo Pair of Daisy Terrace Saucer Dishes c1750

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Nanking Cargo Pair of Daisy Terrace Saucer Dishes c1750
..Pair from a famous collection.. Pieces in such complete condition are extremely rare, normally nearly all of the enamel pattern has been washed away by the coral and sand These two are quite remarkable having nearly all of their pattern intact albeit that the colours and Golds have gone a softer shade due to the sea immersion This particular pair have an interesting story to it, insomuch that it was given by Captin Michael Hatcher to his collegue and friend Dorrian Ball with whom he worked. Dorrian went on to discover and salvage 'The Diana Cargo' c1817. in good condition. ..Added provenance.. Size: 13cm in diameter. 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 1755 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 ingots. On January 3rd 1752 after 16 days sailing the Geldermalsen hit a reef and sank in the South China Sea. The cargo was recovered by Captain Michael Hatcher and his team in 1985-86, shipped to Amsterdam and sold two hundred and thirty four years late! I spent four days viewing the porcelain in order to select the nicer pieces. The auction which made £10,000,000 was one of the most fascinating I have ever been to, attracting very many bidders from all over the world both in room and on the telephone, everyone wanted a piece of the Nanking Cargo


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