An antique Chinese plate hand painted with a fisherman punting his boat in a river landscape, with a pavilion beside pine and tall rockwork near the shoreline. The border with six fruit and flower sprays including pomegranate within a band of trellis-pattern at the rim.
Boatman and Six Flower
Unmarked. No auction label.
The Nanking Cargo sale, Christie's Amsterdam, April 28-May 2, 1986. 1,218 dishes from this pattern were sold in the sale. Recovered from the Dutch East India Company ship Geldermalsen, which sank near Java in 1751 and was salvaged in 1985 by a team led by British expert, Captain Michael Hatcher. Over 150,000 pieces of blue and white porcelain were excavated.
Qianlong (1736-96) | Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) | Mid 18th century
Width 9 Depth 9 inches
Note: chip (rim).