Lot 219: Chinese porcelain celadon 17cm coral flower bowl, shipwreck

Est: $500 - $2,000
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Description: Chinese porcelain celadon 17 cm plate, from shipwreck GELDERMALSEN anno. 1752 From our Shipwreck Porcelain Collection, a fine crackled porcelain plate, ex-Christie's, from the so-called "Nanking Cargo," which is the term applied to the porcelain recovered from the wreck of the Geldermalsen ship that sank on January 3rd, 1752. The Geldermalsen was a cargo ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company that struck a reef on its way back from Canton China, and sank off the coast of Indonesia in the Linnga archipelago. It took with it to the bottom of the sea over 150,000 ceramic pieces, nearly 700,000 pounds of tea, as well as gold and other cargo. The ship lay submerged for over 230 years, before being salvaged by Michael Hatcher in 1984, where after the recovered porcelain was sold through Christie's auction house. The treasure was sold at Christies for 37 million guilders, about 50,000,000 euro today Nice shipwreck plate from the ship GELDERMALSEN. The ship sunk on January 3, 1752. The wreck is found in 1984. The ship contained over 160.000 pieces of porcelain. Some of the salvaged cargo of Geldermalsen was auctioned in May, 1986 at Christie's auction house in Amsterdam. This is a part of it. Diameter: 6 7/8 inch. = 17.7 cm = 177 mm. Height: ca. 2 3/8 inch. = 58 mm = 5.8cm Weight: 1 lb. = 450 g. Age: 1752 and older.
Condition Covered with ocean corals all over, no defects
Low Estimate: 1000.0;
High Estimate: 4000.0;
Original: Yes;
Circa: 1750;
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