Narrow Mouth Dragon Martaban Vessel

Early 20th Century

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Description
  • Narrow martaban vessel flanked with two dragons in ivory, yellow and jade glaze, tight ribbon handles and a crimped blue rim.
  • 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.
Provenance

Collected in Borneo in the 1990s.

Condition Report
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Minor firing imperfections and overall signs of expected wear.

Dimensions
Height: 33.50 in.
Diameter: 16.00 in.
Materials
Earthenware
Decorative Style
Asian Decorative Arts
SKU

BT8P2

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