RARE 1750 Nanking Cargo Porcelain Teacup & Saucer Collectors Set. This set comprises of the following. 1x Porcelain Teacup & Saucer with Blue & White Pine Tree Design. The saucer measures 10.4cm in diameter and the teacup is approximately 3.5 high and 6.3cm in diameter. 1x Porcelain Teacup & Saucer of Batavian Bamboo & Peony Design.
The saucer measures 11.6 in diameter and the teacup is approximately 4cm high and 7.5cm in diameter. 1x Porcelain Teacup & Saucer with Blue & White Pagoda Pattern. The saucer measures 10cm in diameter and the teacup is approximately 3.5 high and 6.3cm in diameter. Condition: please view photos carefully for condition (general wear expected with a cargo piece). Please note: there are multiple sets of these for sale and as each piece is hand painted, no one piece is the same.
These pieces have a remarkable history as part of the Nanking Cargo. In 1752, a Chinese trading vessel sank off the coast, carrying a treasure trove of porcelain and other valuable goods.
These are a rare and sought-after find, adding a unique and historical element to your collection. 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. It is now very hard to obtain legitimate Nanking cargo pieces on the market. Since the ratifications of the UNESCO (2001) convention, cooperative ventures between South East Asian countries and salvage companies have been stymied, with the removal of shipwreck cargo, being prohibited. These well provenanced antique Shipwreck Ceramics are no longer appearing freshly on the market. Pieces such as this therefore constitute a finite resource and are the best investments available on the art market.