RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance
RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance

RARE Vung Tau Chinese Shipwreck Guglet Vase Cargo c1690 Christies Provenance

c. 1690 China

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£1,850 gbp
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The body is painted with four shaped panels containing peony sprays, the rest with various flowers and foliage. Although the top has been most professionally replaced, personally I would have left it alone as an honest piece with a missing top. It is quite surprising how many tops have been damaged or replaced throughout the hundreds of years. There is an artemisia leaf to the underside. A very nice and rare example.

There were only 12 of these available in the Christies Amsterdam sale of 1992

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact. Other Shipwreck Porcelain available in my eBay Store

Size:19cm tall
Please Note. These are shipwreck items and have spent hundreds of years beneath the sea. This is reflected in dulling of the glaze where pieces have rubbed against the coral sands. Hairlines are expected and are quite common with this type of porcelain as are frits, crazing and pitting and areas of discolouration.
Replacement of flaring top (see images), overall dulling of the glaze, one or two marks (please see the images for the best description and condition report)
Shipwreck items can be cross checked with the original auction catalogues, this piece relating to the Christie's Amsterdam auction of 1992
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 ship lay at 120 feet but visibility was poor and diving was hampered by the seasonal monsoons so that it took 2 years to salvage all of 28000 pieces. The ship was an Asian trading vessel, 110 feet long and 33 feet wide and on examination of the timbers, showed that the vessel had been burned to the water line. There was little to date the wreck apart from a few coins of the reign of the Chinese Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) and a small Chinese ink stick corresponding to AD 1690. 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 China’s 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.
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Medium
Porcelain
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