Chinese, 18th century, underglaze blue decoration of figures in a mountainous lakeside landscape with buildings and pagoda, label reads "Christie's, Lot 2240.0, The NankingÃ‚Â Cargo", 10 x 6 in.,Ã‚Â rim chips, surface discoloration and accretions;Ã‚Â underglazeÃ‚Â blue decoration of figures in a mountainous lakeside landscape with buildings and pagoda, 9 x 5 in.,Ã‚Â rim chips, firing anomalies; underglazeÃ‚Â blue decoration of foral and foliate decoration, 9-1/2 x 5 in.,Ã‚Â surface accretions, chips to rim, barnicles
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
For similar examples of the decoration of the first two listedÃ‚Â guglets, 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.Ã‚Â Regarding the third listedÃ‚Â gugletÃ‚Â in this lot, the decoration of the piece is exactly the same as items seen on page 125 ofÃ‚Â TheÃ‚Â NankingÃ‚Â CargoÃ‚Â by MichaelÃ‚Â Hatcher,Ã‚Â 1987.