Royal Nanhai Shipwreck Jarlet & Cup, Circa 1460. A Thai Sawankhalok jarlet and cup salvaged from the Royal Nanhai shipwreck which sank in circa 1460. The jarlet is 7.5cm / 3 tall and is authenticated with a Nanhai Marine Archaeology information card. The cup is 4.5cm tall. The glaze to both pieces has deteriorated. Due to the long submersion in seawater and the cup has considerable marine encrustation, otherwise in. Remarkable condition considering their history. Please see all photos for confirmation of condition. The Royal Nanhai was a Siamese junk wreck discovered at a depth of 46 meters, 40 nautical miles from the coast of Kuantan, West Malaysia. The recovered cargo from the Royal Nanhai included 20,973 pieces of green and brown glazed ceramics. The largest portion was celadon in various shapes from the Si-Satchanalai (Sawankhalok) kilns. Only about a fifth of the ceramic cargo was in fair condition, the majority having been much deteriorated, partly from the long submersion. The destination might from available data have been the southern port of Tuban in Eastern Java. The reason for the disaster to strike this vessel was likely to be one of the violent monsoon storms common to the South China Sea. Of the recoverable twenty percent, 2,619 pieces were donated to the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur where they will be available for future study. Another representative selection was given to the Pekan Museum in Pahang State and the Malacca Museum Corporation. Their unquestionable authenticity and precise dating provide a level of provenance that is rarely seen today in the Southeast Asian antique pottery market, and several international museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, now display pieces from the Royal Nanhai Cargo as reference material. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\South-East Asian”. The seller is “jedadiahwolf” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Australia.
- Region of Origin: Southeast Asian
- Product: Jar
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Original/Repro: Antique Original