Chinese Potiche by CH'IEN LUNG

In the 18th century East India merchantmen returning to Europe from the East were sometimes blown off their course by Atlantic gales or hurricanes and put into Barbados, the most easterly island of the South Caribbean.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £350)
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
Mrs J A Hayes

In Barbados, the captains sold part of their cargoes in order to re-victual for the Atlantic voyage.

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