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In this category sold objects are added that have been submerged in seawater for a long time and were, most likely, part of an unidentified shipwreck's cargo.

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Object 2010503

 

Teapot

 

China

 

c.1725

 

Height 132 mm (5.19 inch), diameter handle to spout 183 mm (7.21 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.76 inch)

 

Pear-shaped teapot on footring, straight spout and C-shaped handle, domed cover with pointed knob. Decorated in underglaze blue with a boy riding on the back of a buffalo while throwing his hat in the air. Another buffalo follows close behind the first one as they pass through a valley landscape, foothills of mountains in the distance. On the cover similar lobbed panels decorated with flowers. 

 

The design on this teapot is known as the 'Boy on a Buffalo' pattern. Although without the original Sotheby's - UNICOM - CA MAU - BIN THUAN label with number and without the original Sotheby's sale AM0967 (MADE IN IMPERIAL CHINA 76,000 PICES OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FROM THE CA MAU SHIPWRECK, CIRCA 1725) lot 1091/7 label, this teapot was, most likely, part of the porcelain cargo of the Ca Mau Shipwreck, similar shaped and decorated teapots were sold divided over the lots 366, 368-370 & 377. (Amsterdam 2007, pp.102-111)

 

Condition: A fleabite to the side of the top of the spout, as this piece has lain on the sea bed for 300 years, some loss of glaze shine can be expected, this simply adds to the rich history of the piece.

 

Reference:

Amsterdam 2007, pp.102-111

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010564

 

Tea caddy

 

China

 

c 1725

 

Height 120 mm (4.72 inch), diameter 77 mm (3.03 inch), diameter of mouthrim 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of footring 45 mm (1.77 inch)

 

Tea caddy of ovoid form on footring, applied scroll work at the spreading foot, domed pierced cover with pointed knob. Decorated in underglaze blue with a boy riding on the back of a buffalo while throwing his hat in the air. Another buffalo follows close behind the first one as they pass through a valley landscape. On the cover a floral decoration. 

 

The design on this tea caddy is known as the 'Boy on a Buffalo' pattern. Although without the original Sotheby's - UNICOM - CA MAU - BIN THUAN label with number and without the original Sotheby's sale AM0967 (MADE IN IMPERIAL CHINA 76,000 PICES OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FROM THE CA MAU SHIPWRECK, CIRCA 1725) lot 1091/7 label, this teapot was, most likely, part of the porcelain cargo of the Ca Mau Shipwreck, similar shaped and decorated tea caddies were sold divided over the lots 366, 368-370 & 377. (Amsterdam 2007, pp.102-111)

 

Condition: A small restoration to the rim of the cover.

 

Reference:

Amsterdam 2007, pp.102-111

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010599

 

Teapot

 

China

 

c.1725

 

Provenance: Previous in the collection of a German collector who worked in Vietnam and bought the teapot 25 years ago on a local market. Fishermen found this teapot and cover together with other ceramics in their nets. He had it restored by a local craftsman who added a steel or low purity Oriental metal spout and handle.

 

Height 132 mm (5.19 inch), diameter handle to spout 193 mm (7.60 inch), diameter of footring 70 mm (2.76 inch)

 

Pear-shaped teapot on footring, curved steel spout and C-shaped handle (both replaced), domed pierced cover with round knob. Decorated in underglaze blue and various overglaze enamels with various scattered branches, round the mouth rim a border with cartouches. On the cover a similar decoration with scattered branches an around the rim of the lid also a border with cartouches.

 

All the enamels, except for three tiny green spots, have been eroded by the sea now remaining only visible as ghostly outlines. Although without the original Sotheby's - UNICOM - CA MAU - BIN THUAN label with number and without the original Sotheby's sale AM0967 (MADE IN IMPERIAL CHINA 76,000 PICES OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FROM THE CA MAU SHIPWRECK, CIRCA 1725) lot 1091/7 label, this teapot was, most likely, part of the porcelain cargo of the Ca Mau Shipwreck, two similar shaped and decorated teapots were sold in lot 433 togehther with four other shaped teapots.. (Amsterdam 2007, p.119, lot 433)

 

Condition: All over fine crazing to the glaze with a few glaze hairlines to the body, loss of glaze shine can be expected, this simply adds to the rich history of the piece.

 

Reference:

Amsterdam 2007, lot 433

 

Price: Sold.

 

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