Vung Tau Shipwreck Cargo Fujian Blanc de Chine Bowl, Circa 1690. A Chinese Kangxi period Blanc de Chine bowl made in Fujian Province, circa 1690. There are some small firing flaws to the glaze, most notably to the interior, but generally in very good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. 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 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.
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