"Shipwreck" Tek Sing
A blue and white porcelain saucer decorated with ring and dot pattern to outer rim.
Complete with original TEK SING inventory numbers (stickers). This piece has been officially recorded and auctioned in Nagel Auctions, Stuttgart, Germany in November 2,000 official stickers are affixed.
The Tek Sing "True Star" was one of the last of the great Chinese ocean-going junks. She was an unusually large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk laden with a large cargo of porcelain goods,which sank on 6 February 1822 in an area of the South China Sea known as the Belvidere Shoals. This Chinese ocean-going junk was part of a tradition leading back to the days of the legendary Treasure Ships. Sailing from the port of Amoy (now Xiamen in Fujian) the Tek Sing was bound for Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia). After a month of sailing captain, Lo Tauko, decided to take a shortcut through the Gaspar Straight between the Bangka-Belitung Islands, and ran aground on a reef. Approximately 2,000 people were on board when she sank with a loss of life greater than that of the Titanic. The Tek Sing sank in about 100 feet of water. The Tek Sing wreck was discovered by marine sailor Michael Hatcher on 12 May 1999.
Size: 110 mm outer diameter
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Formerly sold at auction, NAGEL 2000
- Daoguang (1821-1850)
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 110×110×110 mm