Nanhai No. 1 yields over 900 porcelain pieces

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Finds from Nanhai No. 1. Source: ECNS 20150215

More images of the finds from the Nanhai No. 1 wreck have been recovered in the ongoing investigation of the wreck.

Finds from Nanhai No. 1. Source: ECNS 20150215

Finds from Nanhai No. 1. Source: ECNS 20150215

900 porcelain pieces found from shipwreck Nanhai No. 1
ECNS, 15 February 2015

Photo taken on Feb 3, 2015 shows a kettle uncovered from the wrecked ship Nanhai No. 1 at the Maritime Silk Road Museum in Hailing island of Yangjiang, South China’s Guangdong province. The 30-meter-long merchant vessel, built during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), sank off the coast of Guangdong province about 800 years ago. More than 900 pieces of porcelain, about 120 gold items and thousands of silver coins have been uncovered since the excavation began, according to Sun Jian, technical director of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection Center of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. The discovered objects primarily are porcelain from Jingdezhen kiln in Jiangxi province, Dehua kiln in Fujian province and Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province.

More images here.

Shipwreck off Java thought to be the "biggest porcelain haul" in Indonesa

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The discovery of a shipwreck off Java promises to store a massive haul of Ming porcelain, with salvage operations beginning later this year. The Wanli Cargo (not to be mistaken with the Wanli Shipwreck in Malaysian waters) Nikolaus Graf Sandizell, CEO of Arqueonautas, one of the companies responsible for the salvage operation also got in touch with me recently to point me in the direction of their websites, the Wanli Cargo and Arquenautas Publications.

Divers inspecting the Wanli Cargo off Java, Straits Times 20110617

‘Biggest porcelain haul’ found in Indonesia
AFP via The Straits Times, 17 June 2011
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Artefacts from Ca Mau go on the block

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10 January 2007 (Viet Nam News) – Sothebys Amsterdam is holding an auction of ceramic shipwreck finds found off the coast of Ca Mau province. The auction is held from 30 – 31 January. Proceeds from the sale go to fund future maritime archaeological expeditions in Vietnam.

Viet Nam News, 10 Jan 2006

Artefacts from Ca Mau go on the block

Porcelain dating back to 18th century which was salvaged off the coast of Ca Mau Province will be hoisted onto the auction block at Sotheby’s Amsterdam salesrooms by the end of this month.

Among 76,000 fine Chinese porcelain pieces to be offered are diverse, rare pieces ranging from fine blue and white tea sets to porcelain boxes and mugs to polychrome figures.

The hoard will be offered in 1,500 lots, with an estimated value of over US$2.5 million, according to Sotheby’s Amsterdam.