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Unique antique handmade porcelain discovered in shipwrecks from the 15th century and early 18th century 

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CAROL TRESOR

Alexandra Palace Fair - London

Carol Tresor combines a passion for beautiful antique pieces with a business.  

The company began in 2017 as an online business and during 2018 started to exhibit at antique fairs and markets.

The specialization of CT is dealing in beautiful porcelain from historic shipwrecks. All the pieces are from official salvages, with their corresponding provenance and are of high quality. 

They are all real treasures, as they were discovered  in the deep sea after being hidden for hundreds of years. Each piece is unique and handmade, so even if they have the same pattern no two are the same!

It is possible to browse the pieces online through this website and during the antiques fairs and markets were CT exhibits.


Events

Please find our beautiful pieces at the following antiques fairs and markets:

September

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September

02/09/18 -  Alexandra Palace / London

09/09/18 -  Adams Antique Fair / London

October

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October

02/10/18 -  Sandown Antique Market / Surrey

15/10/18 to 17/10/18 - The Kensington Antiques Fair / London

21/10/18 - Adams Antique Fair / London

November

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November

06/11/18 to 07/11/18 -  Ardingly / West Sussex

11/11/18 - Adams Antique Fair / London

December

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December

02/12/18 -  Alexandra Palace / London

04/12/18 -  Sandown Antique Market / Surrey

09/12/18 - Adams Antique Fair / London

Shipwrecks

HOI AN HOARD

  • Year: Circa late 15th century (same period as Henry VIII)
  • Origin: Vietnamese
  • Auction: Butterfields – San Francisco, California, USA / October 2000

The Hoi An wreck was discovered in the early 1990s off the coast of Vietnam. The ship dates to the 15th Century, and its porcelain was very difficult to salvage due to the depth of 230 feet. The rare Vietnamese blue and white porcelain generated considerable excitement when it was auctioned at Butterfields in 2000. 

TEK SING

  • Year: Circa 1822
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Auction: Nagel – Stuttgart, Germany / November - 2000

 The Tek Sing (“True Star”) is was nicknamed the “Titanic of the East” due to the large number of passengers on board, only some of whom survived. A huge quantity (350,000) of the ships cargo was salvaged in 1999 and came to auction in Stuttgart, Germany.

NANKING CARGO

  • Year: Circa 1750
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Auction: Christies –Amsterdam, Netherlands / April - 1986

The fine export porcelain of the Geldermalsen, originally destined for the Netherlands, went down with the rest of the ship 3rd January 1752. It was discovered on a reef by famous salvager Michael Hatcher and finally auctioned in Christies -Amsterdam in 1986.

CA MAU

  • Year: Circa 1725 (early 18th century)
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Auction: Sotheby’s – Amsterdam, Netherlands / January - 2007

The porcelain cargo of the Ca Mau wreck was originally intended for the western market but after an intense fire on board, the ship sank 90 miles of the coast of Canton. The porcelain finally reached the west in 2007, when it was auctioned to much acclaim at Sotheby’s Amsterdam.

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Carol Tresor

Chelsea - London / United Kingdom
info@caroltresor.com
(+44) 7507 420387