Skip to product information
1 of 4

AUA Oriental Art

Artefacts of the Literati Pattern Blue and White Plate c 1725, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Era

Artefacts of the Literati Pattern Blue and White Plate c 1725, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Era

Regular price $990.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $990.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

In the center, a vase adorned with a floral pattern suggests appreciation for nature. Notably, there is an object resembling a Go board, indicative of the intellectual pursuits favored by the literati. The presence of such a board may symbolize strategic thinking and cultural sophistication. The central feature appears to be a rolled scroll, reminiscent of traditional Chinese paintings or calligraphy works, which is indicative of the scholarly and cultural values of the time. These motifs collectively represent a scene that intertwines the appreciation of natural beauty with the intellectual and cultural activities esteemed during the Qing dynasty.

Period : Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period
Production Date : 1690-1699
Made in : Jingdezhen
Destination : Netherland
Found/Acquired : Southeast Asia , South China Sea, Vung Tau ship
Size : 13.5cm(diameter)
Condition : Excellent (cover has been repaired)

Reference : Double checked with reference to the original catalogues
1) Christies Amsterdam 1992 - Vung Tau Cargo / Christies
2) Qing Dynasty Export Blue and White(淸代外销靑花瓷) - Vung Tau Cargo Catalogue / Guangxi Fine Art Publishing House
3) Asian Ceramic Found along Maritime Silk Route / National Maritime Museum of Korea


* Vung Tau Cargo Porcelain

The Vung Tau Cargo was found in the South China Sea off the islands of Con Dao about 100 nautical miles (185 km; 115 mi) from Vung Tau, Vietanam. The ship was of a lorcha boat—a vessel with Cantonese/Chinese and Portuguese/European influences that has been dated to about 1690. It was found by a fisherman who had picked up numerous pieces of porcelain from the ship while fishing. Sverker Hallstrom identified the ship and its cargo in 1990. Australian diver Michael Flecker took charge of the archaeological aspect of the excavation. An analysis of its cargo deduced that the ship was bound from China to Jakarta, Indonesia, where the porcelain would have been purchased by the Dutch East India Company for trans-shipment to Holland, Europe as a commercial trade goods.

View full details