Ming Dynasty Chinese Martaban / Storage Jar


Item: Jar / Crock

Make: Chinese or Thai Origin

Model: Martaban Jar

Age: 17th - 19th Century

Construction: Stoneware

Dimensions: 10 3/4" T x 9 3/4" Dia

Condition: Very good antique condition. No breaks, chips, or cracks. Some wear consistent with age. Please see photos!

Details: Round stoneware jar/vase with dark brown glaze with streaks of cream and pale blue glaze. Three dragon faces are sculpted around the shoulder of the jar. Marked on bottom with Chinese character. These jars were used for storing and shipping oils, wine, pickles, etc. throughout Southeast Asia.