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 NankingÂ Cargo", 10 x 6 in.,Â rim chips, surface discoloration and accretions;Â underglazeÂ blue decoration of figures in a mountainous lakeside landscape with buildings and pagoda, 9 x 5 in.,Â rim chips, firing anomalies; underglazeÂ blue decoration of foral and foliate decoration, 9-1/2 x 5 in.,Â surface accretions, chips to rim, barnicles
Notes:Â In 1752, the Dutch ship,Â Geldermalsen, sank in the South China Sea, having been laden with Chinese export porcelain. Â This shipwreckedÂ hoardÂ was discovered in the early 1980s, and was famously auctioned by Christie's in Amsterdam, as TheÂ NankingÂ Cargo. Â
For similar examples of the decoration of the first two listedÂ guglets, please seeÂ TheÂ HatcherÂ Porcelain Cargoes, The Complete Record,Â by Colin Sheaf and RichardÂ Kilburn, 1988, page 140, plate 182.Â Regarding the third listedÂ gugletÂ in this lot, the decoration of the piece is exactly the same as items seen on page 125 ofÂ TheÂ NankingÂ CargoÂ by MichaelÂ Hatcher,Â 1987.