Desaru Happy Face Spoon
96235 Happy Face Spoon, £29.99
The Desaru shipwreck was discovered by Sten Sjostrand in May 2001, lying off the Malaysian coast at a depth of 60 feet. Buried in thick silt, its porcelain cargo had been protected for over 170 years. Sten has discovered nine shipwrecks, and works very closely with the Malaysian government during each archaeological excavation. He is a highly respected expert on maritime archaeology and South East Asian ceramics. The unidentified wreck has been named Desaru, after the village nearby.
She is thought to have been sailing to the port of Malacca, and there is some evidence of fire, which may indicate the involvement of pirates - who were prevalent at the time - in her sinking. A merchant's seal was found with the porcelain, and it is thought he may have been taking the stock to set up his own shop.
Accompanied with certificate of authenticity.
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