Celedon Yixing Pottery Box From Desaru Shipwreck
AGE: – Early 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Pottery
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Celedon Pottery From Desaru Shipwreck – green glaze worn
HEIGHT: – 11.5cm
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Chinese Celedon Yixing Pottery Box From Desaru Shipwreck with lid with remnants of shells remaining and Nanhai Marine identification serial number on the base.
The Desaru shipwreck was named after the nearby village on the east coast of Johore in Malaysia’s Southern peninsular in 1830. The wreck was excavated by Sten Sjostrand in May 2001 approximately 20 metres below sea level and one metre below the seabed.
The Desaru was discovered by a fishing trawler after snagging its nets on the timber of the ship, in the process the trawler destroyed much of the ship’s structure above the main framework. Most of the ceramics found on these sunken shipwrecks from China were export or trade objects destined for Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
The Desaru was more than likely transporting its cargo of ceramics to Malacca where there was a large community of immigrant Chinese and was just one of the many ships sunk in the South China Sea whilst transporting valuable cargo such as silver, gold, precious spices, and ceramics and pottery during this prosperous period of trade between China and South East Asia.