Analysis of the Beeswax Shipwreck Porcelain Collection

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Analysis of the Beeswax Shipwreck Porcelain Collection

Description

An assemblage of 1577 porcelain sherds associated with a historically recorded but unidentified shipwreck on the north Oregon coast was analyzed to determine the age and intended destination of the ship and its cargo. Prior to this study, only a limited number of studies of Asian export porcelain to the New World were available, and even fewer studies of their occurrence in the Pacific Northwest. This study provides a date range for the manufacture of the porcelain and information on the nationality of the Beeswax Wreck. The presence of the shipwreck, known locally as the Beeswax Wreck, has been documented through both historic sources and archaeological research. Archaeological materials associated with the wreck are consistent with a Manila galleon bound for Acapulco.

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M. S. Jessica Lally, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.)

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Citation

M. S. Jessica Lally, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.), “Analysis of the Beeswax Shipwreck Porcelain Collection ,” The MUA Collection, accessed February 8, 2023, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1604.

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