Ser. No. DT-369
A large, totally intact teapot. The overall appearance of this teapot is very good. The clay has a nice rich color and the lid fit the body with little side clearance. This teapot is likely to produce nice tea as it, like all other teapots on this page, are made from the "old Yixing clay". There is a nice, unique potters mark in the base. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 7.1 cm high to the mouth rim
Ser. No. DT-39
This intact, medium teapot gives an overall good impression with nice colored clay. The spout and the handle are attached with good care and skill. Lid fits reasonably well to the body. There is a small chip on the inside rim of the lid. Despite this, this is one of the better teapots from the Desaru wreck site. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 6.5 cm high to the mouth rim
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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
Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum
Bangkok University, Rangsit campus
Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
Yixing Teapots from the Desaru (AD. c.1830) shipwreck. These antique teapots will be sold with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Desaru shipwreck was excavated by ourselves.
RECOVERY OF YIXING TEAPOTS FROM THE DESARU (1830) SHIPWRECK
Ser. No. D-863
Medium teapot of reasonable good quality. The overall appearance and color is nice. There is a little side clearance in the lid and a short, now mended, hairline near the handle. The tip of the spout is restored. An unusual potters mark in the bottom is deep and clear. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 6.1 cm high to the mouth rim
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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.
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 deliver a meaningful Certificate of Authenticity with every artifact issued 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
Ser. No. DT-231
A totally intact large teapot in good condition and nice potters mark. The lid fit reasonably well to the body with little side clearance. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped. This is one of the better large teapots from the Desaru cargo. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 7.5 cm high to the mouth rim
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Yixing, in the province of Jiangsu, is probably the least know ceramic center in China despite its long traditions. This can be explained by its specialized production, mostly appreciated by tea lovers. The (purple) clay teapots made at Yixing are made from a granular clay and therefore perfect for brewing Chinese tea. Due to the clay texture, a Yixing teapot will season itself with every brew.
All the teapots shown here are from the Desaru (1830) shipwreck and many of the pots were 'signed' by more or less famous potters. Other marks suggest that the pots were made by younger potters, not yet allowed to include their name on their pots. No Yixing teapots have been found on any other of our shipwrecks. For more information about the Desaru shipwreck, please go to: http://www.mingwrecks.com/desaru.html
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Kuala Rompin. Malaysia.
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Chinese teapots from Chinese art are best when originating from shipwreck teapot pottery. Chinese art and antiques are best when Chinese or Yixing teapots are properly recovered. Antique xinging teapots, old yixing teapots
Ser. No. D-049
Medium teapot of reasonable good quality. Lid fits well to the body. There is a fine, short, dry surface crack (from the firing of dry clay) between the handle attachments but here is no leak during hot water leak tests. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity
Size: 6.3 cm high to the mouth rim
Our stock is now reduced to two teapots. If interested in any of these, send an email to Sten for more information:
Antique yixing teapots for sale. Sale of yixing teapots