HATCHER CARGO c.1643 Transitional Porcelain

A Transitional Blue and White Porcelain Cup from the Hatcher Cargo c.1643. The Thinly Potted Cup is Decorated `The Three Friends of Winter`.


Condition: One long fine crack, Minor glaze degradation due to immersion in the sea.

Size: Diameter : 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches).

Provenance:From a Private Belgium Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art.


Stock number: 19990

The Three Friends of Winter :
These three plants, Pine, Bamboo and Prunus, signify perseverance. Neither the Pine nor the Bamboo shed their leaves in winter and the Plum flowers at the very end of the winter, heralding the arrival of spring.

Correct stock number 23204.

Stock number: 19990.