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.

 

 

 

 

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

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Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K'angxi, scholar crossing bridge, ex-Sotheby's. 68.59 grams. 4-1/2" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Central design of scholar crossing a bridge with bay and peninsula in background on interior, crosshatch rim-design, brown exterior, well preserved with much original glaze. Pedigreed to the Sotheby's sale of January 29-31, 2007 with original sticker #51114. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K'angxi, scholar crossing bridge, ex-Sotheby's. 68.59 grams. 4-1/2" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Central design of scholar crossing a bridge with bay and peninsula in background on interior, crosshatch rim-design, brown exterior, well preserved with much original glaze. Pedigreed to the Sotheby's sale of January 29-31, 2007 with original sticker #51114. k061918081010 SOLD

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from the HMS Royal George, sunk in 1782 off Spithead, England

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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. Tiny book made from wood from Royal George (1782) published in 1841 (first edition, 120 pp). 39 grams, 3-1/2" x 2" x 1/2". Multi-level antique as printed in 1841 (with several small engravings of the ship and salvage efforts) but with covers made from wood recovered from the ship in 1840, cloth spine with RELIC OF THE ROYAL GEORGE in gold, probably much rarer than later editions, all sold as souvenirs to finance the salvage operation. From HMS Royal George (1782). k051804576001 SOLD

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

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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. Earthenware "boy-on-buffalo" figurines, probably gamepieces, some legs missing. With original lot tags from Nagel auction (Stuttgart, Germany) of 2000. 2 available. k121105041004-5 $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! 6 available. (see below)

k111304191025-30 $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!
SOLD k111304191030 k111304191026 k111304191023 k111304191024

     

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