Vung Tau Shipwreck Cargo Blanc-de-Chine Bowl Circa 1690, Christie's Label
Vung Tau Shipwreck Cargo Blanc-de-Chine Bowl Circa 1690, Christie's Label. A Vung Tau Fujian Blanc-de-Chine bowl, circa 1690. Measures 14cm in diameter and 8cm tall. Christie's label to the base for lot number 470. Overall in excellent condition with small firing flaws and some crazing to the glaze around the outer base. Please see all photos for confirmation of condition. The Vung Tau was discovered in 1989 by a Vietnamese fisherman trawling the sea-bed for shellfish. He was a few miles away from Con Dao Island, which lies. Roughly 100 nautical miles away south of Vung Tau, when his nets snagged on an obstruction. That would have stopped here, few of the many that would have been lost through monsoons, piracy or fire, have ever been discovered. The Vung Tau was probably destined for the major trading centre in Java, the city of Batavia (now Jakarta) which was settled by the Dutch in 1619.
Much of the cargo would have likely been bought by Dutch VOC supercargoes, preparing mixed consignments for the homeward run to Amsterdam or elsewhere along the Netherlandish seaboard. A total of 48,288 items of fine Qing Dynasty. Jingdezhen and other artifacts were recovered from the shipwreck.
These included bamboo combs, inkwells, tweezers, dice, and dishes. 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 worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Bowl
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Featured Refinements: Vung Tau Cargo
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)