Tek Sing, translating as True Star, was a large Chinese sailing ship, which sank in February 1822. The ship measured 60 metres in length and over 10 metres in width. The cargo was loaded with porcelain, silks, spices and medicines. The ship left the port of Amoy, a central port for Chinese trading prowess, and was bound for the port of Jakarta in Indonesia, from where the valuable cargo would have been designated to the lucrative Eastern and European markets.
Remark: Dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure. Small areas of discoloration may be visable, some minor chips to the edge of the saucers.