Late 19C British transfer-printed ceramic plates found in Musi River in Indonesia

Lost in the Water: Three British Plates from the Music River in Indonesia – by Jaap Otte

A while ago, I was able to acquire three British-made plates found by divers in the Musi River in the City of Palembang on southeast Sumatra in Indonesia. When I acquired the plates, I thought they were an anomaly and I was wondering if they were from a shipwreck. I didn’t know yet that thousands of archaeological artefacts, among which many were ceramics have been looted from the riverbed…

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