Porcelain From The Vung Tau Wreck: The Hallstrom Excavation


by Jorg, Christiaan J. A. & Michael Flecker

Porcelain From The Vung Tau Wreck: The Hallstrom Excavation

Price:  US$67.76   (SGD88.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 172 pages
Published:  2001, Singapore, 0st Edition
ISBN:  981045208X
SB#:  032215 (707)

About This Book

In the 1690s, a Chinese junk bound for Batavia and laden with ceramics for export to Europe, caught fire and foundered off Vung Tau, Vietnam. In the 1990s - and with the sanction of the Vietnamese government -- a Vietnamese/Swedish team explored the wreck. A vast amount of mainly blue-and-white porcelain was found, and much of it was finally auctioned in Amsterdam, the cargo's original destination. This illustrated expert study describes the 17th century export trade of China-Batavia-Holland and details the artefacts found. In part 2 the ship itself is presented and the methods and course of the excavation are set out. With drawings and photographs, biblography and index.


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