Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot
Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot

Period of QIANLONG (1736-1795)

Nanking Cargo Blue and White Tea pot

c. 1752 China

Offered by Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques

£980 gbp
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Chinese export blue and white porcelain from the Nanking Cargo carried by the Geldermalsen before foundering c1752
The tea pot is potted in the Meissen style which was copying the European silver shaped tea pots of the time. It is bullet shaped with a flat lid with a bud finial. The handle is bracket shaped and the spout is long and straight.
The painting shows willow and peony on a fenced terrace over looking a rocky river landscape. On an island is a scholar's retreat with a pine tree.
the painting is excellent and the colour very good and there is no degrading of the glaze.
The cargo was found by fishermen and salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher and his divers who had learnt the skill when salvaging the first of the so called Hatcher cargos a few years earlier.
The salvaged cargo was sold through Christies Amsterdam 234 years after the sinking in 1986
Very good condition one very small chip to the handle shown on the photo
the original Christies lot sticker is attached to the base
The pattern is more unusual and is used on the cover of The Hatcher Cargos by Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn
Dimensions
External Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Stock Code
5865
Medium
porcelain
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