Object Description

Three blue and white glazed saucers from the 1822 Tek Sing shipwreck that was discovered by Michael Hatcher in 1999.
Both saucers have an aster spray painted in the centre within a dot-dash ring. Both are decorated with a border of a band of dots within two parallel lines just inside the rim. The rims are unglazed.
The Tek Sing was a large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk which sank on February 6, 1822in an area of the South China Sea known as the Belvidere Shoals. The ship was manned by a crew of 200 and had approx. 1600 passengers. The great loss of life associated with the sinking has led to the Tek Sing being referred to in modern times as the “Titanic of the East”. These saucers are Dehua blue and white. The blue and white ceramics from the Tek Sing cargo clearly reflect its distinctive characteristics. Dehua was an important export during the Song Dynasty. Since then till the late Ming period, Dehua kilns produced mainly white glaze wares.
N.B. Price is per each item.

Object History

From the Tek Sing shipwreck.

Object Literature

Nagel Auctions Tek Sing Treasures, 2000, TS 143.

Object Classification

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:12 x H:2.2 centimeters
  • year
    19th century A.D.

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