Auction 3 Asian , American and African art
Mar 16, 2020 (your local time)

Our big sale is of a Asian , American and African art 

  Original samurai armor - 200 years old !!!

13 bowls from the famous sinking ship the Tek Sing

Artwork from China, from the Han Dynasty to the Tsing Dynasty

Dozens of Magi period artwork from Japan

Fossils, gems, manuscripts, rare books

And dozens of rare and exclusive artwork from private collections from the UK, Israel, Belgium and Switzerland

The auction has ended

LOT 15:

A rare ancient Chinese bowl found in the famous shipwreck Tek Sing

Start price:
$ 50
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A rare ancient Chinese bowl found in the famous shipwreck Tek Sing
The Tek Sing (True Star) wreck is one of the famous recovery stories of the 20th 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.
The bowl was purchased in 2000 at the Nagel Auctions in Stuttgart, Germany. The stickers from the sale are still on the item
The bowl was created during the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and more precisely in 1790-1822
diameter 7.5 cm, height 3.5 cm
The opening price does not reflect the value of the item
Private collection, UK