HATCHER CARGO c.1643 Transitional Porcelain
A Blue and White Transitional Porcelain Bowl From the Hatcher Cargo, Late Chongzhen or Early Shunzhi c.1643. Decorated with Flowers.
- In very good condition, some rim fritting. The glaze in good condition.
- Diameter : 11.5 cm (4 1/2 inches)
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The Hatcher Cargo was the first shipwreck cargo to come on to the market. It was sold in three auctions in Christie`s Amsterdam in 1984 and 1985. It is a very important cargo of shipwreck ceramics, despite the lack of historical evidence recorded by the salvage team. A porcelain cover dated to the Spring of 1643 helps confirm the date of the wreck. The Ming dynasty ended in 1644 and the period of chaos between between the end of the Ming and the beginning of the Qing dynasty is referred to as the Transitional period. The Hatcher Cargo is a vital dating tool for late Ming and early Qing porcelain.