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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

1.22.2007

Treasures From The Sea


Next week, January 30-31, Sotheby's will sell over 76,000 pieces of fine 18th-century Chinese porcelain recovered from the Ca Mau shipwreck, in the South China Seas. Although the auction will take place in Amsterdam, Sotheby's site features a fascinating video about the recovery effort and the wares that were found, as well as an online sale catalog. It's worth a look.

Image above, Sotheby's.

5 comments:

Amy said...

nice photo and thanks for the tip!

Fairfax said...

I love Sotheby's and have taken some classes there in London and New York. You can learn so much by just reading their catalogues.

style court said...

Fairfax,
I envy you!

Tica said...

Thank you for sharing this video with us! What a priceless treasure they found!

style court said...

Tica,
So glad you enjoyed it!
Cheers,
Courtney