Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck: The Hallstrom Excavation

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Sun Tree Publishing, 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 172 pages
Porcelains from the famous Vung Tau cargo, the subject of an auction at Christie's Amsterdam some years ago, is comprehensively discussed by Christiaan Jorg, Head of Research at the Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands. Illustrated in color and representative of the entire Vung Tau collection, this book explores not only the latest research in the art historical context of the export ware, but also provides an extensive archaeological study. The account of the underwater excavation of the Vung Tau wreck is by Michael Flecker who was involved in the field work. The ceramics from the Vung Tau wreck have become sought after by collectors and used as a standard reference for researchers in the field. This book is an essential companion to all those fascinated by Chinese export ware.

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XIXIA DYNASTY AD 1038 1227
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INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCAVATION
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EXCAVATION A PRAGMATIC APPROACH
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