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Tek Sing Chinese Shipwreck Cargo C1822 Olive Glazed Lion Bowl Marine Art


£585 | $713 USD | €673 EUR
Item Number: SA910348
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Roger Bradbury Antiques
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


An olive glazed circular bowl and cover of bombe form with a horizontal ridge at the mouth.
The matching cover has been made with an amusing stylised lion knop.
The glaze covers the interior entirely but stops short of the unglazed foot and cover rim.
This is a rare example. I have only ever had two of these and this one has a large amount of interesting marine encrustation, especially to the underside of the lid and pot.
Overall size: Height: 13.2cm Diameter: 13.3cm
Please Note. This price excludes the cost of postage which will be an additional £14.00 within the UK.
Provenance: This piece can be cross checked with the original Nagel Auctions Tek Sing Treasures auction catalogue, sale date 17th November, 2000
Please Note. I do not have a auction catalogue available for purchase but I am happy to provide a print out of the relevant pages for reference with your purchase.
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.
The Tek Sing (True Star) a large ocean going Junk, 60 meters in length, set sail from Amoy harbour in China, bound for
Batavia (now Jakarta) on the island of Java. On board were merchants, crew and 1600 passengers, bringing the total compliment close to 2000 people. The cargo holds were packed with over 300,000 pieces of porcelain, and in between and on top was stowed black and green teas, raw silk, bamboo furniture, mother of pearl tortoiseshell and medicinal herbs. About two weeks into the voyage the Captain attempted a shorter route through the treacherous Gaspar Straits. On the evening of 5 February the Tek Sing ran onto the Belvidere Roof and sank with a loss of almost 1800 lives, more than the Titanic. Its incredible cargo of porcelain, the largest and most varied ever recovered was auctioned in Stuttgart, Germany over a ten day period in November 2000. This treasure was salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher, the most successful underwater treasure hunter of our time. He has raised a number of precious cargoes from exotic locations including the legendary Nanking cargo in 1986
We are happy to obtain UK and international quotations. Please do not hesitate to contact.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 13.2 cm (5.2")
Width = 13.3 cm (5.2")
Depth = 13.3 cm (5.2")

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