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Oriental Porcelain Exported to Argentina and Chile

  • 野上, 建紀
  • エスピノサ, エラディオ・テレロス
Publication Date
Mar 18, 2019
Nagasaki university's Academic Output SITE
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East Asian porcelains had been exported to West Asia via Indian Ocean. Especially from the later of 16th century to the early 17th century, Chinese porcelains were directly exported from Asia to Europe by Portuguese ships and Dutch ships. Indian Ocean route was main maritime route for trading ceramics. And they started to export Japanese porcelain from Nagasaki in the second half of 17th century, too. On the other hand, Spanish ships started to transport Chinese porcelains from Asia to the American continent in the late of 16th century. In 1571, Spain founded Manila City for the rule of the Philippines and the Asian trade. Ferdinand Magellan crossed the Pacific Ocean half a century before that time. After the city of Manila had been built, the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade route was soon established. It had functioned as a long-distance and large-scale sea trade route connecting the Asian world with the American continent until the early 19th century. Many Asian goods, such as porcelains, silks and spices, were exported to the America continent by the Spanish galleons. The authors have researched on Oriental porcelain excavated from Latin America since 2006. Most of them were Chinese and Japanese porcelain that were transported from Manila. We had already researched in Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Panama, Peru and Colombia. And in 2017, we went to South America and could analyze on Oriental porcelains found in Argentina and Chile. We will introduce Oriental porcelain, mainly Chinese porcelain, in Argentina and Chile and discuss on their characters and trade route.

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