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Christie's Amsterdam late Ming & Transitional Chinese porcelain Hatcher cargo: rare set of the three sale catalogues. Copies of the three catalogues of the auctions of the Hatcher cargo at Christie's Amsterdam sale rooms.
1) Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain recently recovered from an Asian vessel in the South China Sea. The property of Captain Michael Hatcher. Wednesday 14th March 1984. Card covers. 82 pages with 587 lots. With 2 colour plates and a number of black and white pictures showing selected lots.
2) Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain. The second and final part of the Hatcher Collection, recently recovered from an Asian vessel in the South China Sea. Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June 1984. Card covers. 97 pages with 1166 lots. Selected lots illustrated in colour.
3) Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain. The Private Collection of Captain M. Hatcher, selected from the contents of an Asiatic vessel, which went down in the South China Sea circa 1640. 14th February 1985. Card covers. 50 pages with 226 lots, selected lots illlustrated in colour.
This cargo, dated to around 1643, was the first to come on the market and was responsible for helping to clarify the dating of Transitional wares, including Kraak wares. Complete sets of these important catalogues are not easy to come by, and we are pleased to be able to offer a set here.
All three catalogues are in good used condition. The covers are lightly marked from handling. Internally all are in very good clean condition