Treasures From The Sea
Next week, January 30-31, Sotheby's will sell over 76,000 pieces of fine 18th-century Chinese porcelain recovered from the Ca Mau shipwreck, in the South China Seas. Although the auction will take place in Amsterdam, Sotheby's site features a fascinating video about the recovery effort and the wares that were found, as well as an online sale catalog. It's worth a look.
Image above, Sotheby's.