This Swatow bowl is decorated with a flower on the centre of the interior. The exterior is painted with floral sprays and foliage.
Swatow ware, the widely known Chinese ceramics produced for export to European market through the Dutch trade in the 16th and 17th century and became very popular in Europe. It is interesting that the glaze usually covers down to the foot, forming a crust of sand on the entire foot and parts of the base and side, which becomes a typical characteristic of the Swatow ware. It is believed that Swatow ware was made in the Jiangxi, Fujian, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces.
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: Ming dynasty, Middle 16th - Early 17th century
Measurement: Diameter 13.7 C.M. / Height 6 C.M.
Condition: With two small holes which seemed to be caused by the firing process, with some chips to rim. Please refer to the enlarged photographs for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.