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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA873603: Blue Chrysanthemum Shipwreck Chinese Porcelain Flower Bowl Kangxi C1660

Blue Chrysanthemum Shipwreck Chinese Porcelain Flower Bowl Kangxi C1660

£285    $364    €329
This deep cobalt blue bowl has been freely hand painted with four chrysanthemum flowerheads amongst training foliage. A beautiful example of Kangxi porcelain from the Blue Chrysanthemum Shipwreck.
 
Size: Height: 6.6cm Diameter: 14.6cm
 
Condition: No hairlines, small line of glaze crazing to the rim, one or two manufacturing indentations. Marine residue to the foot.
 
As these pieces have spent hundreds of years submerged beneath the sea, an overall dulling of the glaze is quite common and more prominent in some examples.
 
**This price excludes the cost of postage which will be an addition £12.00 within the UK. I am happy to dispatch worldwide.**
 
The blue chrysanthemum shipwreck was lost in the South China sea, late 17th Century AD, and recovered in 2014.
 
The early Kangxi Shipwreck & Cargo Analysis of survey, material and cargo samples from the wrecksite indicate that the ship was exporting high quality Chinese porcelain made in the 1660’s, possibly on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The wares were predominantly Jingdezhen blue and white porcelain, although multi-coloured ceramics and utilitarian wares were also uncovered within the cargo. Some items were display wares whilst others were intended for use. The Cargo included a large GU shaped vase which truly was a remarkable piece, illustrating a western square rigged merchant ship, by the flag almost certainly a Dutch ship, and possibly representing the very ship that was to carry the cargo.
 
The porcelain recovered from the wreck was exclusively Chinese ceramics, all assessed by experts to be excellent examples of early Chinese Kangxi in origin indicating they were manufactured in the famous porcelain centre of Jingdezhen in the Jiangsu Province.
 
Jingdezhen kilns made porcelain over two millennia, since the Han Dynasty. Jingdezhen kilns supplied the most artistically advanced ceramics to the world for centuries. Blue and white porcelain was the most famous product of Jingdezhen, a...
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA873603] was made in the 17th Century:
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