Cultural relics from 19th-century ship exhibited in China Maritime Museum
By Chen Xia, Published: 2021/8/24 22:26:03
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Editor's Note:
An exhibition of cultural relics from the 19th-century ship Taixing kicked off on Tuesday in Shanghai, showcasing over 400 ceramic relics such as cobalt blue-and-white porcelain, involving over 10 kinds of shapes including bowls, dishes, plates and sculptures.

Moreover, over 100 pieces of ceramics from the Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties and contemporary times are on display. The exhibition will last until January 3, 2022.

Taixing was a commercial ship loaded with exported ceramics and teas. It left a port in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province in 1822, but the largest Chinese wooden sailing ship had never reached its destination and hit rocks before sinking. The ship’s wreckage was salvaged in 1999, with over 350,000 pieces of porcelain recovered out of the water. Photos: Chen Xia/GT

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