Chinese Ming Dynasty Crane Dish, Binh Thuan Shipwreck? A Chinese blue and white Swatow dish dating from the late Ming Dynasty Wanli Period (1572 - 1620).The centre is freely decorated with a crane surrounded by foliage and blossoms and there is a fish scale border. Measures 27.5cm / 10.75 in diameter. There is crazing throughout and a few small rim chips - please see all photos for confirmation of condition. Binh Thuan Shipwreck Story c1608. In March 2004, a small Cargo of Ming Dynasty porcelain was auctioned by Christies in Melbourne, Australia. The wreck was first discovered in early 2001 by local fishermen off the coast of Bin Thuan Province in Vietnam. The Vietnamese authorities soon got wind of the discovery and excavated the site in October 2002.
Pieces recovered, half were retained for the museums in Vietnam, and the remaining 17,000 pieces were auctioned. Archaeological research confirmed that the Junk was infact Chinese. A large quantity of iron pans.It is believed that the Junk may have sunk after hitting a nearby reef, and VOC (Dutch East India Company) records. State that a Junk belonging to Chinese merchant I Sin Ho had been lost in this area in 1608, on route to Johore on the. Although no conclusive evidence has been found, all the indications point to the Bin Thuan Wreck. Being the vessel of the unfortunate I Sin Ho. Made by hand in Fujian Province, t. He porcelain is often characterised by kiln grit adhering to the base, and the free and spontaneous decoration which means. That each piece is literally unique. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "jedadiahwolf" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.