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Title Export Chinese Porcelain: Blue and White Dish Discovered in the Nanking Cargo Shipwreck
Library Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery
Date ca. 1750
Description Underglaze blue and white hard paste dish, found contained in the shipwreck of the Dutch ship, the Geldermalsen.
Document Type Object
Primary Commodity Porcelain
Theme Production; Social Practice; Art and Literature
Keywords fancy goods, ceramic, fashion, craft, artisan, glaze, enamel
Region East Asia
Places China
Additional Information This plate was onboard the Geldermalsen, a Dutch East India Trading ship that struck a reef and sank in the Lingga Archipelago, Indonesia in 1752. The ship was carrying around 150,000 porcelain plates, 687,000 pounds of tea and 147 gold ingots from Canton.
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