23 January 2001
A "NANKING CARGO" BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
Each piece delicately painted in a linear style with a broad river landscape, the near bank wutong and rocks and with a willow at the water's edge beside a fence decorated with long life symbols, the distant rocky bank with a smaller pavilion beside trees and bamboo, the tureens with half-chrysanthemum handles and pomegranate finials, the interior painted with peony sprays, comprising:
A pair of round tureens and covers, 10 3/16.in (25.9cm.) wide
A pair of large chargers, 16 9/16.in. (42cm.) diam.
Four large chargers, 15 3/8.in. (38cm.) diam.
Four large chargers, 14 3/16.in. (36cm.) diam.
A basin, 15 3/16.in. (38.5cm.) diam.
Two condiment jars and covers, 3 1/8.in. (8cm.) diam.
Four salt cellars, 3 3/8.in. (8.5cm.) wide
8 large dishes, 11 3/8.in. (29cm.) diam.
Ten large serving plates, 12 5/8.in. (32cm.) diam.
60 soup plates, 9 3/16.in. (23cm.) diam.
60 dinner plates, 9 1/16.in. (23cm.) diam. (157)
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From the "Nanking Cargo" sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 28 April-2 May, 1986 (lot 3536) of material salvaged by Captain Michael Hatcher from the Geldermalsen, a VOC ship that sank on its homeward journey in 1752
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750
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