Glazed Martaban Vessel

Circa 16th Century

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Description
  • Made in the kilns of Southern China and from the Khmer Kingdom of Cambodia, martaban jars have been used for centuries for the transport of goods.
  • The name refers to the port of Marta Ban in present-day Myanmar, where many of these pieces left on their initial journey.
  • In many cultures, particularly in Borneo, martaban jars were passed down through generations as cherished heirlooms, and had a strong spiritual and magical personality.
  • This example is covered in a pale white slip with dragon, crane and decorative motifs in cobalt, pale celadon and russet tones typical to those of the Ming dynasty.
Provenance

Collected in Borneo in the 1980s.

Condition Report
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Overall crackle to glaze, particularly to the body beneath the shoulder.

Expected moderate wear to glaze along some raised areas along the shoulder.

Dimensions
Height: 22.50 in.
Diameter: 13.00 in.
Materials
Earthenware
Decorative Style
Asian Decorative Arts
SKU

BS6K7

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