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Chinese War Junk

Ship models

Object connections:

Collection Ship models
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections Tea: breaking into the tea trade by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID AAE0075
Description Scale: circa 1:18. Ethnographic boat model of a Chinese k'uai-tu ('quick leaping') or war junk. One unrigged mast. Square platform at bow. Brightly painted. Rudder and keel fenestrated suggesting represents craft from Kwangtung. Equipped with six light pivot guns and four shields on either gunwale. These vessels can be up to 22 metres in length.
Date made Before 1865

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made China
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood; organic: linen
Measurements Overall: 290 x 1205 x 255 mm
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