Shipwreck Artifacts ATOCHA 1715 Fleet

Shipwreck Artifacts

 

The heart of every treasure wreck is its cargo of coins and bullion, but there is treasure to be found in everything else the wreck yields, as this page will clearly show! In addition to mundane items like nails and spikes, there is also gold jewelry, pearls and emeralds, and even weapons and personal effects that are all much, much rarer than coins. The key to these items is provenance, and we do our best to make sure the origin of each item is preserved and certified.

 

 

 

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from the Atocha (1622)

Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! 12 available. Small, natural emerald, 0.37 carat, class 2C. Tag# 08A-85000. Recovery Vessel: Dare, with Original Motivation, Inc. certificate. k111419051009 $175
Small silver candlestick fragment, 18.7 grams. with Original Mel Fisher Certificate. Small silver candlestick fragment, 18.7 grams. Tag# 88A-102, with Original Mel Fisher's Treasures, LLC photo certificate. k111419051008 SOLD
Ebony razor sheath (two sides). with Original Mel Fisher Certificate. Ebony razor sheath (two sides). Tag# 02A- 52073. Recovery Vessel: Dauntless, with Original Motivation, Inc. certificate. k111419051010 SOLD

 

from the Santa Margarita (1622)

Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! 12 available. Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! In June 10, 2007 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls. 4 available. k12080741608-11 $295 each
Large pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Sizable pearls (about 5 mm each) with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls, the largest of which have fetched up to $1380 in our auctions but were originally distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 each! 12 available. Medium pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificates. Very useful size for jewelry (each pearl about 4 mm), with varying colors and sheens, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! In June 10, 2007 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls. 19 available. k120807416015-33 $195 each

 

from Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

Intact clay smoking pipe. 24.8 grams, 5" long. Marvelously intact, with unmarked base, orange-stained lip, some minor encrustation, pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #2432. Intact clay smoking pipe. 24.8 grams, 5" long. Marvelously intact, with unmarked base, orange-stained lip, some minor encrustation, pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #2432. k091403991002 SOLD

 

from the "Ca Mau wreck," sunk ca. 1723-35 off Vietnam

"Ca Mau wreck," sunk ca. 1723-35 off Vietnam. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, Kangxi period, floral design.

"Ca Mau wreck," sunk ca. 1723-35 off Vietnam. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, Kangxi period, floral design. 60.0 grams, 4-1/2 in diameter. Flowers on vines around central flower for interior design, with crosshatch design on rim, brown exterior, no chips or cracks, fully intact. With original Sotheby's auction-lot sticker on bottom. k121203675001 $295

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from the Tek Sing, sunk in 1822 in the South China Sea

Earthenware "boy-on-buffalo" figurines, probably game-pieces, some legs missing. About 23 grams, each about 2-1/2". Very cute little handmade figurines of gray buffaloes with orange-and-white boys mounted on their backs (identical poses), the heads full (just a bit worn) and well detailed but several of the legs missing, light surface encrustation, their intended use unknown but from a set of several found on the wreck. With original lot tags from Nagel auction (Stuttgart, Germany) of 2000. 3 available.

Earthenware "boy-on-buffalo" figurines, probably game-pieces, some legs missing. About 23 grams, each about 2-1/2". Very cute little handmade figurines of gray buffaloes with orange-and-white boys mounted on their backs (identical poses), the heads full (just a bit worn) and well detailed but several of the legs missing, light surface encrustation, their intended use unknown but from a set of several found on the wreck. With original lot tags from Nagel auction (Stuttgart, Germany) of 2000. 3 available.

k121105041003-5 $100 each

Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoons from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact and about 4'' long each. These simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000, some of them still with the lot-stickers, very inexpensive for shipwreck artifacts! 10 available. (see below)

k111304191020-30 $50 each

 

Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts!
k111304191020 k111304191021 SOLD k111304191023 k111304191024
Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts! Small, intact, Chinese porcelain spoon from the Tek Sing (1822). Plain and unadorned (olive to brown in color) but fully intact, this type of simple spoons were among thousands of porcelains from this wreck originally sold by a German auction house (Nagel) in 2000,  very affordable for shipwreck artifacts!
k111304191025 k111304191026 k111304191027 k111304191028 k111304191029

 

 

from S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 off Louisiana

USA (Philadelphia mint), 50c Seated Liberty, 1840, encased in Lucite with a brass button, a brass tack, a brass ring, an encrusted coin (black) and some shells. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity.

USA (Philadelphia mint), 50c Seated Liberty, 1840, encased in Lucite with a brass button, a brass tack, a brass ring, an encrusted coin (black) and some shells. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity #08-354.

d051207082001 $975

USA (mint uncertain), 50c Seated Liberty, 1843, in a clump with brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard, encased in Lucite. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity.

USA (mint uncertain), 50c Seated Liberty, 1843, in a clump with brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard, encased in Lucite. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity #08-362.

d051207081001 $975

 

from Unidentified mid-1800s wreck in the English Channel

Group of 13 small lead seals of the mid-1800s (one possibly earlier). 135 grams total, up to 7/8" in diameter. Thick, uncleaned and encrusted disks, some with readable lettering and images, unattributable without cleaning.

Group of 13 small lead seals of the mid-1800s (one possibly earlier). 135 grams total, up to 7/8" in diameter. Thick, uncleaned and encrusted disks, some with readable lettering and images, unattributable without cleaning.

k071504192001 $75 for all

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