Vung Tau Cargo Large Size Octagonal Tea Bowl and Saucer Dish c1690. Coral not included, this is for display only. This lovely Small Sized Octagonal tea bowl and saucer has Eight panels, intricately decorated with peonies and foliage.
Both are in good condition with no chips or cracks tiny rim frit to the underside of the tea bowl, both retain nice colouring. Size: Tea Bowl 4.5cm tall 6cm in diameter Saucer Dish 10cm in diameter. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. Vung Tau Cargo Shipwreck Cargo Story c1690.
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 away south of Vung Tau, when his nets snagged on an obstruction. Con Dao Island was one of the last fresh-water refuelling stops for ships making their way to the north-western islands of Indonesia. Of the thousands of ships. 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.
The porcelain in this cargo was made within a decade of 1683, which is the year historians regard as the official re-opening of Chinas major porcelain kilns, at Jingdezhen after civil war disrupted the industry. Much of the cargo would have likely been bought up by Dutch VOC supercargoes, preparing mixed consignments for the homeward run to Amsterdam or elsewhere along the Netherlandish seaboard.The item "Vung Tau Cargo Small Size Octagonal Tea Bowl and Saucer Dish c1690" is in sale since Tuesday, December 11, 2018. 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 to United Kingdom.