Shipwreck items can be cross checked with the original sale catalogues. The Nanking cargo is the most famous of the shipwreck cargoes. It attracted worldwide media attention when it was auctioned by Christies Amsterdam in April 1986. The ships name was'The Geldermalsen' belonging to the Dutch East India Company. She set sail from Canton on December 18th 1751 bound for Amsterdam.
The valuable cargo consisted of over 160,000 pieces of porcelain, tea, raw silk, textiles and one hundred and forty five gold ingots. On January 3rd 1752, after 16 days sailing the Geldermalsen hit a reef and sank in the South China Sea.I spent four days viewing the porcelain in order to select the nicer pieces. The item "Nanking Chinese Shipwreck Cargo Scholar on a Bridge Bowl c1750 Large Size" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "joblackdog" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.