Porcelain plate China - Diana Cargo 1817 England East India Company

€ 40,00

Porcelain plate China - Diana Cargo 1817 England East India Company

€ 40,00

Plate China. Comes from the Diana Cargo (shipwreck).

''The Diana'' was liscenced by the English East India Company to sail from Calcutta or Madras to Canton, carrying cotton and opium. The ship would then return to India from China, laden with silks, tea, wine, preserved fruits and thousands of pieces of porcelain.

Unfortunately The Diana was on one of these voyages when, on the 14th of March 1817, she hit some rocks off the Straits of Malacca and sank. The wreck was identified and recovered in 1994.