Chinese, 18th century, shipwreck pottery storage jars, both of bulbous form with loop form lug handles on the tops of the shoulders, both with encrustations; 5-3/4 x 7-1/2 Ã‚Â in. andÃ‚Â 4-1/2 x 6 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
surfaces consistent with salt water exposure, smaller jar missing one lug handle, chips and roughness to edges, encrustationsÃ‚Â