The Nanking Cargo [Art Gallery of Burlington]

 

 

The Art Gallery of Burlington is an award winning gallery located in the heart 
of Burlington, Ontario. Spanning over 44,000 square feet, our space boasts 
seven equipped art studios, three galleries, a one of a kind gift shop, an 
exhibition courtyard and year-round conservatory. We stage as many as 10 
regional, national and international exhibitions a year, and are home to the 
world’s largest acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics 
and seven fine craft guilds.

 

NANKING CARGO

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 31, 2017

Location: The Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 2:00-4:00pm

In December 1751, a ship from the Dutch East India Company left Canton, China, with more than 230,000 pieces of porcelain, textiles and tea for the European market. Less than a month later, the ship sank. Over two hundred years later, Michael Hatcher and his team recovered more than 150,000 pieces of porcelain that became known as the Nanking Cargo. The porcelain was sold in 2,800 lots in a record breaking sale at Christie’s Amsterdam.  The Art Gallery of Burlington is fortunate to own 240 pieces and will be exhibited from the first time in June 2017.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, August 31, 2017 (All day)
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON