A cosmetic pot from the 1822 Tek Sing shipwreck. The lid of the pot is removable, it was most likely used to store cosmetics. The Tek Sing (Chinese, “True Star”) was a large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk which sank on February 6, 1822 in 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”(cf. Nagel Auctions Tek Sing Treasures, 2000, TS 137).