Chinese, 18th century, matching gugletÃ‚Â and basinÃ‚Â decorated in underglazeÃ‚Â blue scenes of figures in a mountainous lakeside with buildings and pagoda, label reads "Christies, Lot 2242.0 The NankingÃ‚Â Cargo",Ã‚Â guglet, 10-3/8 x 6 in.,Ã‚Â chips and restoration to rim, discoloration of surface, accretions on surface; basin, 3-1/2 x 10-1/4 in.,Ã‚Â wear to rim edge, cracks, surface accretions, discoloration, restoration
Notes: In 1752, the Dutch ship,Ã‚Â Geldermalsen, sank in the South China Sea, having been laden with Chinese export porcelain. Ã‚Â This shipwreckedÃ‚Â hoardÃ‚Â was discovered in the early 1980s, and was famously auctioned by Christie's in Amsterdam, as TheÃ‚Â NankingÃ‚Â Cargo. Ã‚Â
For similarÃ‚Â gugletÃ‚Â examples with this exact decoration, please seeÃ‚Â TheÃ‚Â HatcherÃ‚Â Porcelain Cargoes, The Complete Record,Ã‚Â by Colin Sheaf and RichardÃ‚Â Kilburn, 1988, page 140, plate 182.