Salvaged condition, with one handle missing.
We do not recommend cleaning or restoration, as the current condition speaks to an important stage in this object’s life.
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This butter tub’s production can be precisely dated to 1750-1751: Chinese porcelains were produced two to three years prior to their export in order to allow plenty of time for the completion of these large custom orders. The Geldermalsen sank in 1752, thus allowing for an estimated production date for its porcelain cargo of two years prior.
Collection Mrs Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek, Laren, inv. no J003
Collection Mrs Hetti T.G. von der Gablentz-Blanche Koelensmid, Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Christie’s, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes, 28th April 1986, lot 3252b