LARGE I SIN HO SHIPWRECK SWATOW WARE DOUBLE PHEONIX PLATE

Ancient Coins - LARGE I SIN HO SHIPWRECK SWATOW WARE DOUBLE PHEONIX PLATE
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C. 1608 - Late Ming Dynasty
A large Swatow ware plate painted with two Phoenixes beneath a large chrysanthernum; surrounded by a fishscale decoration and oval cartouches with sprays of flowers and blossoms
Swatow ware is generally coarse; crudely potted and often under fired.  Decoration in blue and white is by far the most common
History: Wreck was discovered off the coast of Bin Thuan Province in Vietnam by local fishermmen and excavated in October 2002.  Archaeological reserarch confirmed that the Junk was Chinese carrying a cargo of Wanli (1573-1620) "Swatow" porcelain from Zhangzhou in Southern China.  Records state that a Junk belonging to Chinese merchant I Sin Ho had been lost in this area in 1608.  All indications point to be Bin Thuan wreck being the vessel of the unfortunate I Sin Ho
In March 2004; a small cargo of Ming Dynasty porcelain simiular was auctioned by Christies in Melbourne; Australia
Some crazing to glaze and encrustation otherwise complete and intact
272mm diam
Ancient Coins - LARGE I SIN HO SHIPWRECK SWATOW WARE DOUBLE PHEONIX PLATE
Ancient Coins - LARGE I SIN HO SHIPWRECK SWATOW WARE DOUBLE PHEONIX PLATE
Price SKU: F715
£ 195.00
  • US$ 259.72
  • € 229.05
  • AUD 365.92
  • CHF 238.53
  • CAD 332.73

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