Ser. No. D-5888b
This brown-glazed jar is totally intact and similar to the above samples. This jar is also recovered from the
Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 14.5 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.55 kilo
Price. USD. 95.00

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Ser. No. D-628
This brown-glazed jar is similar to the above samples. The pot is also recovered from the
Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 15.5 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.75 kilo
Price. USD. 95.00
Ser. No. D-361
RARE blue-glazed jar  from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck There were only very few of these jars in the Desaru cargo. This sample is totally intact, high-fired and shows a nice color structure. There are some seashells on the exterior and lot's of it in the bottom of the jar. It jar will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 18 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 1.5 kilo
Price. USD. 195.00
Ser. No. D-19
This covered box is also assembled by hand from flat pieces of clay in the same manner
as the above brown-glazed jars. The box is also recovered from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck  and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity and four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck.

Size: 18 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 1.40 kilo
Price USD. 185.00
Ser. No. D-665

This brown-glazed jar is similar to the above samples. The pot is also recovered from the
Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 10.5 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.55 kilo
Price USD.  95.00
Ser. No. D-126
This brown-glazed jar is similar to the above samples.  The pot is also recovered from the
Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck. and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.  Four FREE porcelain
spoons from the same shipwreck will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 11 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.55 kilo
Price. USD. 95.00
Ser. No. D-1461
This brown-glazed jar uniquely assembled from flat pieces of clay in typical Yixing manner. The pot is also recovered from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 11 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.55 kilo
Price. USD. 95.00
Ser. No. D-297
RARE brown-glazed jar  from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck There were only very few of these jars in the Desaru cargo. This sample is totally intact, high-fired and shows a nice color structure. The jar will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity. Four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 18cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 1.5 kilo
Price. USD. 185.00
Sten has spent more than forty years in Southeast Asia designing and engineering various marine structures. His interest in Asia's pottery and porcelain eventually lead to his search and excavation of numbers of ancient shipwrecks. As a championship sailor Sten has extensive knowledge and interest in ancient maritime trade, ships designs and construction. It is these interests and gained knowledge that is the base for all his books and extensive lecturing.

Sten's company; Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd. works with Malaysia's Department of Museums and Antiquities and can therefore offer legally excavated artifacts from these shipwrecks.

In addition to working with recovering artifacts, Sten has located number of ancient kiln sites in Thailand and in China were his shipwreck ceramics was made centuries ago. He is therefore able to offer absolute provenance on all ceramics sold via Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd. and, with good conscience sign every Certificate of Authenticity supplied with the artifacts.

The maritime archaeology of Sten Sjostrand has led to major advances in the study of Asian trade and trade ceramics in Southeast Asia.  His meticulous documentation of a series of nine shipwrecks from the 11th to 19th centuries reveals the early dominance of Chinese trade ceramics, a subsequent loss of the Chinese monopoly in the late 14th century when Southeast Asian ceramics entered the market, the basic parameters of the Ming gap shortages of the 14th-15th centuries, and a resurgence of Chinese wares in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Just as important, Sjostrand freely shares the information from his discoveries.  Researchers are welcome at his headquarters where he documents his finds and patiently answers the queries of others.  A lifetime’s experience with the sea and sailing allows Sjostrand to bring new understanding to ancient ship construction, and his voluminous reading allows him to set the ships and their cargoes in historical perspective.

Dr. Roxanna M. Brown
Director.
Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum
Bangkok University, Rangsit campus
Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand                                  BACK TO TOP

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This page offers brown glazed jars, covered boxes and  convenience pots from the Desaru (c. 1830) shipwreck. These pots are made in the same manner and from the same porous clay as the famous 'Yixing' or, "purple clay" teapots. The clay is rolled out in flat, thin pieces and then assembled by hand. The joint between the base plate and the joint between the sides and the moth rim piece can be seen clearly on most samples. With a porous clay and thin walls, these pots are extremely light. The jars exterior shows stamped motif of various designs and were made in four diminishing sizes such that they could be stored inside another when transported. All these pots are discussed in the "Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Ceramics in Malaysia", a National Museum exhibition catalogue written by late Dr. Roxanna Brown and Sten Sjostrand (our principal researcher) to celebrate a permanent display of our shipwreck ceramics
Typical view of the unglazed base seen on the brown-glazed jars.
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Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated on the recommendation of the Malaysian authorities. This was done in order to formalize and to expand on the company’s researcher’s extensive knowledge of Asia’s ceramic developments and maritime trade.

The company’s researchers have been engaged in the search for historical shipwrecks for more than two decades and another decade researching maritime trade. Most of this work is concentrated to the South China Sea, a virtual highway for ancient shipping linking China to India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia in an extensive maritime trade system. This ancient trade started sometime around the 4th century and lasted well into the 19th century.

Following a successful shipwreck discovery, the company obtain a government permit to excavate the wreckage, and then carry out detailed marine archaeological procedures in recovering the artifacts, mapping the ship's remains and securing other data for future research. After each concluded project and following conservation of recovered artifacts, we search for and pinpoint ruined kiln sites and compare its wasters with the recovered ceramics until we are satisfied we located the place in which the shipwreck pottery was made centuries earlier. 

As such we have precisely located a kiln sites in Sisatchanalai, northern Thailand in which our Royal Nanhai and the Nanyang shipwreck celadon ware was made around AD. 1380-1460. (See videos on: http://www.ming-wrecks.com/photopage.html ) Other kilns was located in Sukhothai where production wasters matched the fish and flower plates found on the Turiang and the  Longquan shipwreck. These unique underglaze decorated wares was made at those exact kilns 600 years earlier!  Our latest shipwreck cargo; The Wanli Shipwreck, of Chinese blue and white porcelain, was likewise pinpointed to the Guangyinge kiln site in Jingdezhen, China. (See video on: http://www.ming-wrecks.com/photopage.html )

Our arrangement with the Malaysian authorities is such that we finance all operations and train young Malaysian nationals (on our initiative) in maritime archaeology and related research. After giving all unique and single artifacts and thirty percent of all recovered items to the National Museum (and assisting with exhibitions of artifacts from each project) we are allowed to sell our portion of the recovery to finance future projects. The findings from ongoing research and the compilation of reports, books and catalogues are available on these pages as well as on a separate Internet site: http://www.maritimeasia.ws

Due to the unquestionable authenticity and precisely dated shipwreck pottery, many International Museums now display our shipwreck pieces as reference material.

The artifacts sold on this website are therefore legally and properly excavated and can be supplied with an export permit from the Department of Museum in Malaysia should this be required. This unique working arrangement makes us one of the few Internet sellers that sell from own excavation and issues a meaningful Certificate of Authenticity for every artifact with a serial number.

So, if you are interested to purchase some of our Antique porcelain, old time pottery or other shipwreck artifacts from the Song dynasty, Ming porcelain or Chinese blue and white porcelain or the famous Yixing teapots, you can rest assured that every piece is excavated through proper archaeology by our own staff. We do not sell anything that is not excavated by ourselves or properly recorded and researched before offered for sale so every piece comes with the “Best possible provenance”

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO EMAIL OUR PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER; Sten Sjostrand SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR POSSIBLE PURCHASE

Nanhai Marine Archeology Sdn. Bhd.
Kuala Rompin. Malaysia.
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Ser. No. D-211
This covered box is totally intact and assembled by hand from flat pieces of clay in the same manner as the below brown-glazed jar. The box is recovered from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck and will
be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity Four FREE porcelain spoons from the same shipwreck
will be delivered with the jar.

Size: 13.5 cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 1.35kilo
Price USD. 165.00
Ser. No. D-621
A good quality brown-glazed jar and four FREE porcelain spoons from the Desaru (c.1830) shipwreck
The jar will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size of bowl: 15cm in diameter
Shipping weight: 0.75 kilo
Price. USD. 95.00

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