Auction 33

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Lot 1808

CHINA: AE medal, 1848, BHM-2324, 24mm, medal by Thomas Halliday, "Voyage of the Junk Keying", port broadside view of the junk at anchor, with Union Jack flag flying on foremast, THE CHINESE JUNK / KEYING, in exergue, // SAILED FROM HONG KONG 1846 / ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 1848 around edge, LENGTH 33 FEET / BURDEN 750 TONS / DEPTH 16 FEET at center, couple light scratches, About Unc.

His medal commemorated the first Chinese Junk boat to sail from China to England. The Keying was a three-masted, 800-ton Foochow Chinese trading junk which sailed from Hong Kong China in 1846 around the Cape of Good Hope first to the New York and Boston in the United States and then to Britain in 1848.

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