China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck

Period: ca 1816

China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
China, two porcelain bowls from the 1817 'Diana' shipwreck
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Article code18-1202
Two large sized dragon pattern bowls, recovered cargo from 'the Diana', shipwrecked in 1817.

The exterior of the bowls is decorated with young dragons and flames. The bowls have a steep edging and slightly flared rim. The inside bottom is painted with a small flower, the base bears a square seal mark.
One of the two bowls still bears the ticket from the 1995 auction at Christie's (Lot 1041/36).

Bowl with ticket:
Intact and in perfect condition, no chips or damage.
Diameter: 16,3 cm
Height: 7,3 cm

Bowl without ticket:
Minor glazing chip missing on the outside of the base ring, otherwise intact.
Diameter: 16,6 cm
Height: 7,5 cm
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The Diana, licenced by the English East India Company sailed on the 4th of March in 1817 under the command of Captain Alexander Lyell. With a cargo of sils, tea and thousands of pieces of beautiful blue and white porcelain she sailed from China to India. Sailing up the Malacca Strait she hit a rock in the Karang Lintang cordillera and sank. The Malaysian Historical Salvers gained a contract to search for the Diana in 1991 and finally located the wreck on 20 December 1993. Christie's auctioned the porcelain cargo in Amsterdam in March 1995.

Specifications

Period Oriental, Post-Medieval
Category Artefacts
Material Porcelain
Country China

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