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A porcelain blue and white oval basket with handles and openwork sides and an oval stand with an openwork rim. The basket and stand are decorated under the glaze with landscape scenes of three Chinese boats sailing between pagodas buildings and bridges. The lattice-work borders are further decorated with applied porcelain flowers. The handles of the basket are finished by leaf terminals.
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Diameter: 23.50 centimetres (basket)
Diameter: 24.50 centimetres (stand)
Height: 11.50 centimetres (basket)
Width: 21.50 centimetres (stand)
- Curator's comments
- The Diana, a merchant ship of the Honourable East India Company was wrecked in the Malacca Straits on 4 March 1817. She was a Company ship, trading between Canton and India, carrying a cargo of Chinese porcelain, tea and spices. Her porcelain cargo of 24,000 pieces was intended for sale to merchant based in Calcutta, for their own use and for shipment on to England. The salvage expert Dorian Ball worked closely with the Malaysian Government on the retrieval of the cargo of the Diana between 1991 and 1994. The salvage operation was carried out under licence of the Malaysian Government, consequently many of the pieces from the cargo were presented to the Malaysian National Museum and the remainder sold at auction at Christie's Amsterdam.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This came from The Diana Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, Monday 6 and Tuesday, 7 March 1995. Lot 4.
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