Thomas over at Antiques Du Monde currently has in store the ultimate Father's Day gift for a nautical dad: a 1940s handcarved Chinese-style junk with three bentwood sails. When I saw it, for some reason I was reminded of a past post about the Ca Mau shipwreck and Sotheby's 2007 auction of fine 18th-century porcelain recovered from the South China Seas. Click here for video about the recovery effort and the wares that were found.
See also Sultan's Lost Treasure.
Portrait on mirror glass and image of stacked china copyright Sotheby's. Shown at top, Pan Qiguan, head of the most successful family business in the history of the Canton junk trade.