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Ocean Odyssey

Chinese and Thaï Jars from Spanish Galleon San Diego (1600)
Copper gongs from Junk Royal Captain (end 15th century) and a Chinese Iron Wok found on Junk Lean Shoal (end 15th century)
Copper gongs from Junk Royal Captain (end 15th century) and a Chinese Iron Wok found on Junk Lean Shoal (end 15th century)

An Ocean Odyssey, the Adventure of Chinese Ceramics

Baur Foundation - Museum of Far Eastern Art
Geneva, February - August 2010


The exhibition presented a selection of pieces from the collection of Chinese export ceramics of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller, displayed in a wider cultural context along with navigational instruments, engravings and old books, sculptures and models of boats lent by various Geneva museums. The tour ended with a reconstitution of the deck of a junk, laden with spices and jars, tin ingots and gongs salvaged from the ocean depths during excavations directed by Franck Goddio in collaboration with the National Museum of the Philippines.