Ted Burrows, St. Lucie Ancient Society

This rare Chinese porcelain were part of the 1715 fleet's cargo.

Fragments of refined Chinese language porcelain, white with intricate blue swirls, make a curious distinction with different artifacts — most commonly rusted steel or decayed wooden — within the treasure fleet show off on the St. Lucie County Regional Historical past Middle in Castle Pierce. The porcelain shards in various configurations and dimensions without a doubt were made way back through some grasp artisan. As a part of a collection of plates, cups and bowls, they will were meant for the eating desk of a few nobleman or rich service provider again in Spain. 

The place did the porcelain bits come from? Why had been they within the shipment and why are they important? We focal point basically at the gold, silver and jewels, plus cannons and anchors salvaged lately, but the ones Spanish ships carried a lot more: beautiful silks, items of artwork, infrequent spices, refined ivory carvings and different valuables. Those originated in distant China and had been carried eastward around the Pacific through Spain’s fabled Manila galleons. 

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