Tek Sing Cargo - 1822 Sank - 2000 Recovered

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Tek Sing Cargo - 1822 Sank - 2000 Recovered

Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 3rd 2017, 7:36 pm

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The Tek Sing (Chinese, "True Star")[1] was a large three-masted Chinese ocean-going junk which sank on February 6, 1822[2] in an area of the South China Sea known as the Belvidere Shoals. The vessel was 50 meters in length, 10 meters wide and weighed about a thousand tons. Its tallest mast was estimated to be 90 feet in height. The ship was manned by a crew of 200 and had approx. 1600 passengers. The great loss of life associated with the sinking has led to the Tek Sing being referred to in modern times as the "Titanic of the East".[3]

On May 12, 1999, British marine salvor Michael Hatcher discovered the wreck of the Tek Sing in an area of the South China Sea north of Java, east of Sumatra and south of Singapore. His crew raised about 350,000 pieces of the ship's cargo in what is described as the largest sunken cache of Chinese porcelain ever recovered

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tek_Sing

Check out the Book - The Dragon Sea

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vobQiJqS0iAC&dq=tek+sing+dragon+sea&source=gbs_navlinks_s

ISBN
9780141921082


This is a simple rice bowl with typical decoration and auction label and number, I can't remember but I think each lot came with a A4 printed certificate? (confirm) - Much was sold in job lots and much is damaged after approaching 200 years on the seabed.




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