Ser. No. DT-142

The overall appearance of this teapot is very good. The clay has a nice color. The lid fit the body with little side clearance. There is however a short hairline in the body, between the spout and the handle. The pot does not leak through the line and is can hardly be seen even when the pot is full of water. This teapot is likely to produce nice tea as it, like all other teapots on this page, are made from the "old Yixing clay". The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 6.3 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Price: USD. 790.00

Ser. No. DT-781

This medium size teapot gives an overall good impression with nice colored clay. The spout and the handle are attached with relative good care and skill. The lid fit the body with some tightness and give "the right" sound when tapped. This is one of  the better teapots from the Desaru wreck site. Rare mark in the base. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 6 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Price: USD. 1,560.00

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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.

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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.
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Ser. No. D-691

Large teapot of reasonable good quality. The overall appearance and color is nice. There is a 3mm side clearance in the lid.The mark in the base is deep and clear. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 7.3 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Price: USD. 590.00

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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 (numbered) piece sold.

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-152

Medium teapot in good condition and nice potters mark. The lid fit tight to the body with little side clearance. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped.  This is one of the better teapots from the Desaru cargo. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 5.8 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Price: USD. 1,560.00

The following teapots are not the best teapots recovered from the Desaru shipwreck. They may have chips or cracks or been repaired. Some may have a 'mattish' surface which is from its prolonged exposure to salt water and being fired at at slightly lower temperature. This type of surface will, without doubt, be as shiny as other teapots once they been used to brew tea a few times. These teapots may be good study pieces and/or used as "brewing partners"
Ser. No. D-351

This medium sized teapot is in an overall very good condition. When the pot was recovered there were a 4mm deep chip at the tip of the spout. This has since been repaired. The lid fits with little side clearance. The resonance sound of the pot suggest that it was fired at high temperature. There is a  nice master potters name in the base. To be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 6 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Prize: USD 660.00
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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 the shipwrecks. For more information about the Desaru shipwreck, please go to: http://www.mingwrecks.com/desaru.html
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Ser. No. D-571

Medium teapot in good condition. Lid fits reasonable well and there is a nice sound when tapped. In the bottom of the handle and on the body, on the left side of the handle, there is a crack which has been mended. The teapot does not leak. There is an interesting mark in the base. To be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 6 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Prize: USD 495.00
Ser. No. D-269

Large teapot in an overall good condition with a nice mark in the base.. The lid fits reasonable well to the body. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped. The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 7.5 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 0.95 kilo
Price: USD. 970.00

Ser. No. D-664

Large teapot in good condition. The lid fit reasonable well to the body. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped.  The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 7.5 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 1.0 kilo
Price: USD. 980.00

Ser. No. D-308

Large teapot in good condition. The lid fit reasonable well to the body. The teapot has a "good sound" when tapped.  The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 7.5 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 1.0 kilo
Price: USD. 980.00

Ser. No. DS-05

Large teapot of reasonably good quality. The lid have a little side clearance but otherwise looks to fit. There is a nice mark in the base and the pot provide a "good sound" when tapped.  The teapot will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity

Size: 7.5 cm high to the mouth rim
Shipping weight: 1.0 kilo
Price: USD. 780.00

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