Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Jörg & Flecker 2001



Authors: Jörg, C.J.A. & Flecker, M.


Title: Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck. The Hallstrom Excavation


Book on the excavation of the the Vung Tau Wreck and its Chinese export porcelain cargo.


The Vung Tau Wreck was discovered by fishermen off the islands of Con Dao in the south of Vietnam. Sverker Hallstrom obtained the license to excavate the wreck after the Vietnam Salvage Corporation (Visal) had carried out preliminary excavation. The starboard side of the hull, from the keel to the waterline, remained in good condition. It was found to be the hull of a lorcha, a ship of combined Eastern and Western influence, and the first ever found. The wreck has been dated to ca. 1690. From an analysis of the cargo it seems that the ship was bound from China to Batavia where the bulk of the ceramics would have been transhipped to a Dutch East India Company (VOC) vessel for the onward voyage to Holland.


The porcelain was destined for a port where it would have been transhipped onto a VOC vessel for the onward voyage to Holland. The other goods were to supply the Chinese community at the same port.


That port was Batavia.


Publisher: Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore, 2001


Details: Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket, illustrations in full colour, Foreword, Preface, Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck, Excavation of the Vung Tau Wreck, Index.


Pages: 172 pp.


ISBN 10: 981045208X


Language: English.


Dimensions: 305 mm (12.0 inch) x 220 mm (8.6 inch) x 15 mm (0.6 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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