These stunning figures account for one of around 130,000 ceramics recovered from the Ca Mau Shipwreck: a junk transporting Chinese export porcelains, which likely sank en route from Canton (Guangzhou) to Batavia (Jakarta). Although this voyage took place around 1723 – 1735, the ship was not discovered until 1998, when Vietnamese fishermen came across it in the South China Sea, off the southern coast of Vietnam.
Blue And White Porcelain Figures
Two blue and white glazed porcelain figures. The figures are wearing children’s belly wraps, and are depicted with delightful facial expressions and playful gestures.
A. Height 9.5 cm, width 7 cm.
B. Height 10 cm, width 7.5 cm.
Period: Qing Dynasty
Condition: Very fine condition.