Chinese Stoneware Glazed Martaban Jar
AGE: – Unknown (Sourced in Myanmar)
CONSTRUCTION: – Stoneware
HEIGHT: – 29cm
CIRCUMFERENCE WIDEST PART:– 70cm
BASE DIAMETER: – 11cm
TOP OPENING DIAMETER: – 10cm
WEIGHT:– 3.45 kg.
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The Chinese Stoneware Glazed Martaban Jar is commonly known by the name from which they were thought to have originated from. Martaban is presently called Mottama a small town in the Thaton district of Myanmar. During earlier times it was an important transit port used as a stopover.
Many of these Martaban jars are traditionally large and usually of reddish or brown colour. In the Far East the term “Martaban” refers to the large Ming and Yuan celadon jars and plates rather than to the traditional large storage jars that are more commonly referred to as Martaban jars.