THIS WOULD MAKE A LOVELY GIFT IDEA FOR ANYONE. REDUCED DUE TO DOWN SIZING. WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA. GLAZED Blue & White HANGING BASKET PLATE with a painted Hanging Basket scene in the centre. This is a Beautiful Glazed Blue and White Hanging Basket theme Tied at the Top of the Handle with a Bow.
Containing a Flowering Chrysanthemum plant, all within a single ring and a wide Blue band on the everted rim and on the underside 2 stylised flower sprays. The size is approx 110mm x 20mm. Tek Sing Chinese Shipwreck Cargo. This looks as good as the day it was made and has retained its beauty and colour to date..A fascinating little piece of Chinese History. It is remarkable after more than one hundred years submerged under the sea that something so delicate can remain in this condition. No obvious MAJOR chips or cracks, Nice glaze. This item have been in storage for over 12 years and comes with codes and labels on the back of the item.
Tek Sing Chinese Shipwreck Cargo c1822. The Tek Sing (True Star) a large ocean going Junk, 60 meters in length, set sail from Amoy harbour in China.Bound for Batavia (now Jakarta) on the island of Java. On board were merchants, crew and 1600 passengers. Bringing the total compliment close to 2000 people.
The cargo holds were packed with over 300,000 pieces of porcelain, and in between and on top was stowed blackand green teas, raw silk, bamboo furniture, mother of pearl tortoiseshell and medicinal herbs. About two weeks into the voyage the Captain attempted a shorter route through the treacherous Gaspar Straits. On the evening of 5 February the Tek Sing ran onto the Belvidere Reef and sank with a loss of almost 1800 lives, more than the Titanic.
Its incredible cargo of porcelain, the largest and most varied ever recovered was auctioned in Stuttgart, Germany over a ten day period in November 2000. This treasure was salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher, the most successful underwater treasure hunter of our time.He has raised a number of precious cargoes from exotic locations including the legendary Nanking cargo in 1986. The item "GREAT GIFT REDUCED RARE BLUE WHITE GLAZE Tek Sing Cargo HangingBasket Plate1822" is in sale since Saturday, September 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "mandi1shop" and is located in Newport, Newport. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.