A Chinese blue and white tea bowl & saucer from the Ca Mau wreck. Yongzheng period
Decorated in underglaze blue and white with Chinese figures.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 4.52 in. (11.5 cm)
- Reference :
- 800 dollars (US)
Sotheby's Amsterdam, Made in Imperial China, 76.000 pieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Ca Mau Shipwreck, circa 1725, 29 january 2007.
Pieces with this decoration are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inventory FE.22:1-2007).
This object is part of a matching cup and saucer set. It was produced in the city of Jingdezhen, famous for porcelain production. This is one of hundred identical cups and saucers salvaged from a ship wreck, dating to approximately 1725. The wreck was discovered off the Southern coast of Vietnam in 1998 near Ca Mau and is now commonly referred to as the Ca Mau wreck. The ship was loaded with Chinese porcelain of various designs for export to South Asia and Europe.