1 of 9 images

Tall Ming Dynasty Storage Jar. Martaban Ware. Found in Laos. Floral Design.

About

Tall Ming Dynasty Storage Jar. Martaban Ware. Found in Laos. Floral Design. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Tall brown glazed storage jar found in Laos but manufactured in southern China most probably during the Ming Dynasty. The jar is in excellent condition with a floral design and lovely patinated brown glaze. There is a series of looped handles placed on the shoulder through which a rope would have been passed to secure a lid. These storage jars, which are found throughout Southeast Asia, where they were treasured and passed down over generations, are generally referred to as Martaban wares, the name owing to the transit port Marta Ban in Burma through which many such pieces were shipped. Assigning a specific date or specific place of origin is difficult. They were manufactured in any of a number of kilns in southern China; and some purportedly date to as early as the Tang Dynasty, but most can be attributed to the Yuan, Ming or even later periods. This particular piece was found in Laos and most likely dates from the Ming Dynasty. It is 38 inches tall and 20.5 inches in diameter. Dimensions: 38 inches tall by 20.5 inch diameter.

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Ming Dynasty
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 38 in. x Dm 20.5 in.

    H 96.52 cm x Dm 52.07 cm

  • Diameter
    20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
  • Seller location
    BAY AREA, CA
  • Seller reference number
    BH-070120
  • Reference number
    LU177829258483

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in BAY AREA, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
Martaban Ware Stoneware Storage Jar, Drip Glaze...
Unknown
Chinese Ceramics
Stoneware
Martaban ware stoneware storage jar with drip glaze. Ming dynasty, found in Laos. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This storage jar, brown with a yellow drip glaze, was recovered in Laos, ...
Martaban Ware Stoneware Storage Jar, Running Gl...
Unknown
Chinese Ceramics
Stoneware
Martaban ware stoneware storage jar, running glaze, Ming dynasty, found in Laos. Offered by Bruce Hughes. This storage jar, brown with a multicolored running glaze, was recovered i...
Annamese Stoneware Storage Jar, Drip Glaze, 19t...
Unknown
Vietnamese Ceramics
Stoneware
Annamese stoneware storage jar. Drip glaze, 19th century, Vietnam. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Dimensions: 16.25 inch diameter by 23.25 inches tall.
Green Glazed Pot from Southern Thailand Found o...
Unknown
Thai Jars
Ceramic
Green glazed pot from Southern Thailand found off Java, late 19th century Offered by Bo Tree Source. This small pot has a lovely multifaceted green glaze and is decorated all around ...
You May Also Like
Ming Dynasty Porcelain Vase
Chinese Ceramics
Porcelain
A Ming dynasty Chinese whitish blue-grey porcelain baluster form vase with lid. The color of this vase is translated from the Chinese as “the blue of the morning sky after the rain....
Tall Antique Ming Dynasty Martaban Jar from Chi...
Chinese Ceramics
Clay
A Ming dynasty Martaban jar from the 15th-16th century. This tall Chinese jar comes from the Martaban wares, where it was produced during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). This tall jar ...
Ming Dynasty Longquan Celadon Dish with Geometr...
Chinese Ceramics
Ceramic
A heavily potted and richly glazed Ming dynasty deep olive celadon dish, 15th century. The interior of the dish with an impressed geometric design, imitating carved lacquer or cast b...
Pair of Large Chinese Blue and White Baluster C...
Chinese Vases
Porcelain, Hardwood
A pair of Chinese blue and white elegant, well proportioned, large scale covered baluster jars. Each with a splayed foot and low, slender waist rising up to a full body, along with b...
Tall Contemporary Chinese Baluster Jars
Ceramic
Two brightly glazed, classically shaped, covered contemporary Chinese baluster jars. These heavy ceramic pieces add a great splash of color and style to any room. Sold individually. ...
Ming Dynasty Russet Glazed Ovoid Jar
Chinese Antiquities
Ceramic
Spending years studying the ancient classics and philosophies, the scholar would surround himself in a studio/study with objects that were both functional as well as inspirational. S...
Antique Cizhou Stoneware Jar, Ming Dynasty
Chinese Antiquities
Stoneware
Beautiful stoneware Chinese jar hand-painted and glazed, decorated with Chinese motifs or calligraphy like, to make exceptional object of art. Two more available.
Large Chinese Ming Style Ge Yan Vase
Chinese Vases
Ceramic, Earthenware
Impressive hand-stamped vase with a crackle glaze featuring blue and white underglaze depiction of three immortals in a garden scene. Small loss of applied handles on each side of ne...