Chinese, 18th century, cobalt blue decoration with flowering shrubs and birds, scalloped edge rim, oval base with geometricÃ‚Â pattern, 4 x 9-1/4 x 4 in.
Notes:Ã‚Â 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
firing anomalies as made, few scattered chips to rims and near base of handle