Note that these images represent a small portion of the 234 types of ceramics in the Wanli cargo. A full list and artefact description (and comparison to private and museum collections) is elaborated on in the catalogue's End notes. To view or to order the full catalogue, go to: Publications.
A sample collection of porcelain recovered from the Wanli (c. 1625) shipwreck
To review or ordering the full catalogue "The Wanli Shipwreck and its Ceramic Cargo," go to: Publications.
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Samples of porcelains from the Wanli (c. 1625) shipwreck. This site also offers antique Chinese porcelain and other Asian antiques
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Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd.
Kuala Rompin. Malaysia.
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Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated on the recommendation of the Malaysian authorities. This was done in order to formalize and to expand on the founder’s extensive knowledge of Asia’s ceramic developments and maritime trade. The company’s researchers have been engaged in the search for historical shipwrecks for more than two decades and another decade researching maritime trade. Most of this work is concentrated to the South China Sea, a virtual highway for ancient shipping linking China to India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia in an extensive maritime trade system. This ancient trade started sometime around the 4th century and lasted well into the 19th century.
Following a successful shipwreck discovery, the company obtain a government permit to excavate the wreckage, and then carry out detailed marine archaeological procedures in recovering the artifacts, mapping the ship's remains and securing other data for future research. After each concluded project and following conservation of recovered artifacts, we search for and pinpoint ruined kiln sites and compare its wasters with the recovered ceramics until we are satisfied we located the place in which the shipwreck pottery was made centuries earlier.
Our arrangement with the Malaysian authorities is such that we finance all operations and train young Malaysian nationals (on our initiative) in maritime archaeology and related research. After giving all unique and single artifacts and thirty percent of all recovered items to the National Museum (and assisting with exhibitions of artifacts from eachhttp://www.mingwrecks.com/of reports, books and catalogues are available on these pages as well as on a separate Internet site.
The artifacts sold on this website are therefore legally and properly excavated and can be supplied with an export permit from the Department of Museum in Malaysia should this be required. This unique working arrangement makes us one of the few Internet sellers that sell from own excavation and deliver a meaningful Certificate of Authenticity with every artifact issued with a serial number. So, if you are interested to purchase some of our Chinese porcelain and other shipwreck artifacts from the Song dynasty, Ming dynasty, or 19th century Qing porcelain or the famous Yixing teapots, you can rest assured that every piece is excavated through proper archaeology by our own staff. We do not sell anything that is not excavated by ourselves or properly recorded and researched before offered for sale so every piece comes with the “Best possible provenance” WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EMAIL OUR PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER; Sten Sjostrand SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR POSSIBLE PURCHASE
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All our antique Chinese porcelain, Chinese pottery, Asian antiques and publications will be shipped from our store in Malaysia. The default shipping metod is "Registered Air Parcel" which is managed by Malaysia’s national post office. Once your package is delivered to the post office, you can track its routing INSIDE Malaysia by clicking here. If you reside in the US, you can track the package's routing WHEN in the USA by clicking here. All other customers can find their national post office and their respective online tracking systems by clicking here.
When at these tracking sites, you should enter the 13 digit tracking number -which we will provide you in a separate emai after sending your order. Once this is done, we would expect to be notified about the safe arrival of the artifact(s). Should we not receive such arrival notice inside three weeks from the date when the items were delivered to the Malaysian post office, we will consider it delivered and close the account without any possibility to trace its loss or delivery thereafter.
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We do not insure our shipments due to costly premiums and difficulties with claiming compensation in case of damage or loss. Instead, we provide safe packing boxes where each artifact is embedded and separated by foam padding. Should you despite this care receive your piece(s) damaged, we ask you to return it to us after sending us pictures of its condition on arrival. We shall then send you replacement piece(s) -free of charge. If the tracking system confirms that your package has been lost, we shall replace the artifact(s) without cost to you.
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Being able to study all the porcelain recovered from a single shipwreck from one time in history is a rare opportunity. It offers a chance to see which ceramics were being traded at exactly the same date, and quite often the assemblage is unexpected. In almost every case shipwreck cargoes have upset past scholarship by presenting styles that were thought to follow one another and not be contemporaneous. For this reason, the mixture of wares within a single cargo is important, and this picture page attempts to show as much of the types and their variations as possible. Since it is impossible to show every single artefact from such cargo, there is an emphasis on the basic designs and the wide range of their variations. In fact the cargo includes what has generally been accepted as typical late Wanli pieces together with types of ware that have been assigned to somewhat later dates. In regard to kraak flatware, there seems to be immense flexibility in the decoration on the centre medallion and a more restricted repertoire for the borders. A table showing the wide variation in foot-ring and overall diameter can be seen on our foot ring analysis page. This size variation is a new, unexpected finding since it was thought that the use of moulds would restrict size ranges. Much of the painting style, shades of cobalt, selection of motifs etc is also upsetting present views.
More images may be added to this page when time permits..................
To review or ordering the full catalogue "The Wanli Shipwreck and its Ceramic Cargo," go to: Publications