Sold Ceramics - Sold Shipwreck Porcelains - The Nanking Cargo, 1752 - Other wares - Page 1
Provenance: The Nanking Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 28 April - 2 May 1986
Height 70 mm (2.75 inch), diameter of rim 151 mm (5.95 inch), diameter of footring 62 mm (2.44 inch)
weight 266 grams (9.38 ounce (oz.))
Bowl on footring, straight rim. Decorated in underglaze blue with the 'Scholar on Bridge' pattern in blue and white, small size. Painted with a scholar crossing a bridge between two rocky islets with a pavilion and retreats beside pine and other trees on the exterior and with a border of trellis pattern in the interior. On the bowl the original Christie's The Nanking Cargo sale label with lot number 312?, (unfortunately the last digit can not be read anymore), proving it has been one of 749 bowls sold divided over the lots 3120-3125. (Amsterdam 1986, p.123)
In total 3,989 bowls with the 'Scholar on Bridge' in blue and white, small size, were sold divided over the lots: 3041-3125. (Amsterdam 1986)
Condition: Two firing flaws and various glaze rough spots two with connected hairlines to the rim.