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Chinese Ochre Brown Glazed Martaban Jar, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th Century

$4,800

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A fine and large Chinese brown ochre glazed stoneware storage jar, commonly known as a Martaban or Martavan jar, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. The elegant ovoid jar with a slender body rising up from a narrow foot and terminating in a short neck and everted mouth. The broad shoulder decorated with a pair of undulating dragons molded in low relief, with incised clouds or waves below and a series of lug handles above. The jar glazed in a beautiful and complex ochre bordering on olive, with areas of mottling and streaking. The glaze stopping about six inches from the foot, with the unglazed area covered with an attractive brown slip.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Diameter: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)
  • Style
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    GlazedStoneware
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1500
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. No chips, cracks or repairs noted. A few areas of glaze pops. Also some areas of glaze bubbling. Please see photos for details.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894713630062

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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