Cau Mau Shipwreck Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Clump on Custom Stand

(Southeastern Asia, 18th Century)

Cau Mau Shipwreck Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Clump on Custom Stand

Unusual clump of blue and white porcelain cups from the Cau Mau shipwreck recovered in 1998 near Vietnam. The tea cups are fused together by fire and marine encrustation. A vast cargo of 18th-Century Chinese porcelain was recovered from a shipwreck in the Cau Mau province in 1998. Nearly 100,000 artefacts were found. 76,000 wares were auctioned by Sotheby's in Amsterdam in 2007.

WIDTH: 6 in | HEIGHT: 9 in | DEPTH: 6 in

Category Collectibles
Circa1720
Period 18th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionGood

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CONDITION: antique condition, wear commensurate w/age

THB REF: 3464722317

Commentary

"In 1998 fishermen uncovered the wreck of a Chinese junk near Cau Mau in southern Vietnam. The ship probably sank around 1725 en route from Canton (Guangzhou) to the Dutch trading port of Batavia (Jakarta) in Indonesia. It appears that the ship had a fire and sank near the coast. The cargo was discovered by fishermen by accident.
About 130,000 ceramics from this wreck were salvaged from the seabed. The bulk of the cargo, mostly tea bowls and saucers, was destined for Europe, but some was intended for Asian markets."

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