Size: High 4.5cm, wide 10.5cm, weight 100gr - Fine condition.
A glazed bowl with band of O-motifs and dots around the neck.
Object history: Ex English Auction House, previously Nagel Auction, Stuttgart, Germany, November 2000. Official stickers attached to the base.
Object literature: The Tek Sing (True Star) wreck is one of the famous recovery stories of the 19th century. Sailing from the port of Xiamen (then known as Amoy) in February 1822 the vessel Tek Sing was bound for Jakarta, Indonesia laden with porcelain goods and 1600 Chinese emigrants. The captain decided to pass through the Gaspar Strait, between the Bangka-Belitung Islands, and ran aground on a reef. The vessel sank in about 100 feet of water. The next morning, February 7, an English East Indiaman captained by James Pearl, passing through the same waters, encountered debris and some survivors and managed to rescue about 190 of the latter.