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Chinese Vung Tau Cargo Kangxi Vase Ca. 1690

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1363901
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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H. 14,5 cm. One side decorated with a landscape with figures, the other side with flowers. Condition: firing crack in the neck, age cracks in the glaze. Comes with the original Christie's sticker, the original certificate and the invoice from 1992. The Vung Tau sank in 1690 on its way from China to Batavia, Indonesia. The cargo was meant for Amsterdam. The wreck was found in the early 90's and it's content was auctioned at Christie's Amsterdam in 1992. The auction became a craze and the porcelain ffetched many times more than estimated. This vase was bought from an antique shop in 1992 for the equivalent of 1700 euros.