NANKING CARGO c.1751 Qianlong Porcelain
A Blue and White Chinese Export Porcelain Teabowl and Saucer from the Nanking Cargo. Decorated with the Pagoda Riverscape Pattern. This is the Larger of the Two Sizes.
- Diameter of the saucer : 11.8 cm (4 1/2 inches).
- The Nanking Cargo, Chinese Export Porcelain and Gold. Christie`s Amsterdam (28th April-2nd of May 1986). Part lot 5064. Label to base of the teabowl and the saucer.
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The Nanking Cargo :
The contemporary records of the Dutch East India Company, the V.O.C., include a great deal of information about the so-called Nanking Cargo. Dr Jorg was responsible for carrying out much of the research. The wreck of the Geldermalsen has been referred to as the Nanking Cargo ever since the original auction that took place in April and May 1986. The reason for this appellation was that in the eighteenth century, Blue and White Chinese porcelain of the 1760s was advertised either as Nanking or Nankeen China. Vast amounts of this porcelain, destined for the West, were now being produced for the new middle classes, and not only for the very wealthy, as had been the case in earlier periods, for example as seen in the Hatcher Cargo of c.1643.