Swatow porcelain blue and white Charger painted in Chinese "Kraak porcelain" style with a central roundel enclosing a crane with flower peony, reserved on a variously patterned ground, surrounded by alternately florals.
This is a collectable piece from the reputable Binh Thuan shipwreck. The Binh Thuan shipwreck was excavated in early 2001, and the majority of the remaining pieces from this wreck consisted of blue-and-white and overglazed enamel decorated Zhangzhou (Swatow) ceramics. The archaeologists definitely justified that this cargo were to head off the ceramics to sell in the Southeast Asian market.
The majority of the ceramics from the famous Binh Thuan shipwreck were auctioned in Christies (Melbourne, Australia on March 1-2, 2004).
Age: Chinese, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Mesurement: Diameter 37 C.M./ Height 7.7 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall (glaze degradation with some repairs on the rim). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipment at actual cost from Bangkok, Thailand. Please e-mail us for accurate shipping fee.