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Antique Chinese Imari Nanking Cargo Shipwreck Porcelain Beer Mug Tankard - 1750

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Seller: artancientltd (9,305) 99.6%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291354290047 A beautifully preserved, rare Chinese blue on white porcelain beer mug, dating to the Qing dynasty, approximately 1750 AD. Salvaged and officially recorded from the famous Nanking cargo shipwreckThe mug of cylindrical form, with footring and looped strap handle. There is a small hole under the handle which was intended to fit a silver lid. Decorated in Chinese Imari, in underglaze blue with added red and gold enamels, now lost but visible when held to the light. The design shows a blossoming peony tree, bursting from a scholar's rock. The "Nanking cargo" is the modern name given to the porcelain cargo of what we now know to be the Geldermalsen, a huge transport ship belonging to the Dutch East India company (VOC). The Geldermalsen was built in 1746 in Middelburg (Southern Holland) and measured an enormous 1,150 metric tons. It was a trading vessel used to transport porcelain and other goods from the far east to European markets. It was fully loaded en-route from Canton in southern China to Europe, in December 1751. Approximately one month later on 3rd January 1752, the ship hit a reef near modern Singapore, capsizing and killing most of the 112 crew. The cargo remained undiscovered until 1986, when Michael Hatcher, famous treasure hunter, discovered the wreck and removed the entire cargo, later selling it at Christies. The auction attracted great publicity in 1986, where much of the near 200,000 porcelain stash was sold. It is now very hard to obtain legitimate Nanking cargo pieces on the market. ArtAncient Limited has acquired a private collection of Nanking pieces, with official Christies tags and purchased by the previous collector personally in Amsterdam, 1986. We will be offering select pieces from this collection for sale online. For another example, currently on display ay the British Museum, please see the following link. Height: 4 inches. Condition: Excellent. Very minor chip to base. An extremely desirable, highly collectable and decorative artefact. Provenance: Nanking shipwreck, salvaged in 1985.Ex. Christie's Amsterdam, 28th April - 2nd May 1986. With original inventory sticker on the underside - an important guarantee of legality and provenance. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Original/Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Origin: Nanking Cargo, Source: Shipwreck, Region of Origin: China

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