Blue and White China from Shipwrecks in Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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Von Arnim, Yann and Kate Meileen Li Kwong Wing

ISBN/ISSN: 9990322171
Category: Ceramics
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.25″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Mauritius Museums Council, the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society & the Mauritius International Trust Co. Ltd. (2003), in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated pamphlet shows many of the porcelain pieces recovered from shipwrecks and describes the routes of the porcelain-laden ships, some of the more significant porcelain shipwreck recoveries, the manufacture of the porcelain, and the symbolism in the decorations on the porcelain.

The Sunken Treasures Off the Sinan Coast

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The Tokyo National Museum

Category: Ceramics
Comments: Exhibition catalog; illustrated; written in English and Japanese
Size: 8.5″ x 10″
Pages: 87
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Tokyo National Museum, Nagoya City Museum and Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan (1983) in paperback.
Description: This museum exhibition catalog includes numerous illustrations of Korean shipwreck ceramics and 2 essays: “Recovery of Seabed Relics at Sinan and its Results from the Viewpoint of Underwater Archaeology” and “The Kinds of Ceramic Articles Discovered in Sinan, and Problems About Them.”

Chinese Export Porcelain from the Wreck of the Sydney Cove (1797)

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Staniforth, Mark and Mike Nash

ISBN/ISSN: 187549524X
Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Sydney Cove, Ceramics
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated; Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Special Publication No. 12
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
Pages: 46
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Brolga Press, Australia for the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (1998), in paperback.
Description: This booklet describes the wreck of the “Sydney Cove”, which sank off Tasmania in 1797, and the ceramics recovered from it.

The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes – The Complete Record

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Sheaf, Colin and Richard Kilburn

ISBN/ISSN: 0714880469
Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Geldermalsen, Michael Hatcher, Hatcher Junk, Ceramics
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Phaidon-Christie’s Limited, Oxford, UK (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of two shipwrecks containing Chinese porcelain cargoes…the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo) and a wreck known as the “Hatcher Junk”. The book includes many photos of the bullion and porcelain recovered from the wrecks, and a detailed commentary.

Nanking Cargo – A Private Collection

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Plum Blossoms

Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Geldermalsen, ceramics
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.25″
Pages: 28
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Plum Blossoms (Int’l) Ltd., Hong Kong (1987), in paperback.
Description: This private gallery exhibition catalog describes and illustrates pottery, gold bars and ceramics from the Nanking Cargo (Geldermalsen) salvage. The exhibition was held in Hong Kong on February 20, 1987.

The Ceramic Load of the ‘Whitte Leeuw’

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Pijl-Ketel, C.L. van der -editor

Library of Congress: 90-9309-6
Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Ceramics, Witte Leeuw
Comments: Exhibit catalog; includes a bibliography and glossary; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 8″
Pages: 301
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (1982), in paperback. While I’ve only seen the English language edition, one would expect that a Dutch edition was also printed.
Description: This book describes and illustrates many of the artifacts recovered from the “Witte Leeuw”, a Dutch East Indiaman that sank in 1613 off the coast of St. Helena.

Special Exhibition of Cultural Relics Found Off Sinan Coast

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National Museum of Korea

Category: Ceramics
Comments: Exhibition catalog; illustrated
Size: 7.5” x 10”
Pages: 267
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Samhwa Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea (1977), in paperback.
Description: This exhibition catalog includes several hundred illustrations of Sung and Yuan celadon ceramics salvaged off Korea’s Sinan coast from an unknown shipwreck.  The book also includes an overview of celadon ceramics, the kilns that made them, and a description of the shipwreck excavation.

Tek Sing Treasures

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Nagel Auctions

Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Tek Sing, ceramics
Comments: Written in both English and German; lavishly illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 395
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Nagel Auctions, Stuttgart, Germany (2000), in both hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued) and in paperback.
Description: This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the salvage of the “Tek Sing”, a Chinese junk that sank in the South China Sea in 1822, by Michael Hatcher. Most of the book consists of color photos of the ceramics found in the wreck. This book complements Nagel’s 1020 page Auction List.

Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck – The Hallstrom Excavation

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Jorg, Christiaan .J.A. and Michael Flecker

ISBN/ISSN: 981045208X
Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Vung Tau, ceramics
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 12”
Pages: 172
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Oriental Art Publications, Singapore (2001), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This extraordinary book discusses the excavation of the “Vung Tau” wreck, which was lost off the coast of Viet Nam during the late 17th century.  Additionally, the construction of the ship and the Dutch-China trade during the 17th century are examined.  However, most of the book describes the diverse cargo of 48,288 porcelain pieces that were salvaged (underglaze blue Jingdezhen wares and Southern provincial wares) with many of the ceramics illustrated.

The Geldermalsen – History and Porcelain

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Jorg, C.J.A.

ISBN/ISSN: 9070295296
Category: Ceramics
Keywords: Geldermalsen, ceramics, Michael Hatcher
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.25″
Pages: 123
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Kemper Publishers, Groningen (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book begins by telling the story of the VOC and life in Canton, China in 1751.
However, most of the book is about the shipwreck of the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), which sank near Singapore in 1752, and it’s fabulous cargo of ceramics. The wreck was salvaged by Michael Hatcher in 1985.