This is a genuine piece of shipwreck pottery (circa 1650 – 1825) that was recovered by Lost Galleon divers from a colonial era shipwreck off the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. During the 16th to the 18th century the Spanish, British, French and Dutch flags among others claimed and fought over these valuable islands. At this time, the Caribbean was the point of departure for enormous wealth shipped back to Europe in the form of gold, silver, gems, spices, hardwoods, hides and other riches.
Here treasure galleons and merchant ships were more than tempting targets for rouge pirates along with privateers sanctioned by the monarchs. Throughout these centuries countless ships from various nationalities passed through these waters. Unfortunately, many of these ships never arrived at their destinations due to hurricanes, uncharted reefs or that unlucky chance meeting with the black flag. The vast majority of these shipwrecks have never been identified however each recovered artifact is a unique piece of history that has its own story to tell.