Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck – The Hallstrom Excavation

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.
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.