TEK SING CARGO SHIPWRECK PORCELAIN BOWL

Ancient Coins - TEK SING CARGO SHIPWRECK PORCELAIN BOWL
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C. 1822
A fine porcelain bowl with a charming design executed by hand
Slight staining to bowl with some encrustation to base otherwise in good condition.
Complete with original TEK SING inventory numbers (stickers).  This piece has been offically recorded and auctioned in Stuttgart; Germany in November 2000 official stickers are affixed.
The piece is a fine; early example of Chinese export ware with a facinating history.
The Tek Sing "True Star" was one of the last of the great Chinese ocean-going junks. She was an unusually large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk laden with a large cargo of porcelain goods; which sank on February 6th 1822 in an area of the South China Sea known as the Belvidere Shoals.  This Chinese ocean-going junk was part of a tradition leading back to the days of the legendary Treasure Ships.  Sailing from the port of Amoy (now Xiamen in Fujian) the Tek Sing was bound for Batavia; Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta; Indonesia).  After a month of sailing captain; Lo Tauko; decided to take a shortcut through the Gaspar Straight between the Bangka-Belitung Islands; and ran aground on a reef.  Approximately 2000 people were on board when she sank  with a loss of life greater than that of the Titanic.  The Tek Sing sank in about 100 feet of water.   The Tek Sing wreck was discovered by marine salvor Michael Hatcher on May 12th 1999; in an area of the South China Sea north of Java; east of Sumatra and south of Singapore.  Most of the porcelains recovered were blue-white porcelain from early the 19th century; manufactured in Dehua kilns in Fujian Province
Complete with Certificate of origin
107mm diam
Ancient Coins - TEK SING CARGO SHIPWRECK PORCELAIN BOWL
Ancient Coins - TEK SING CARGO SHIPWRECK PORCELAIN BOWL
Ancient Coins - TEK SING CARGO SHIPWRECK PORCELAIN BOWL
Price SKU: F733
£ 40.00
  • US$ 56.40
  • € 46.57
  • AUD 73.09
  • CHF 50.71
  • CAD 68.62

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