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Chinese 19Th Century Earthenware Martaban Storage Jar



A fine and large Chinese brown ochre glazed stoneware storage jar, commonly known as a Martaban or Martavan jar. Shoulders decorated with pearls and five lion heads molded in relief, China, mid-19th century. A beautiful and fascinating example of a Martaban jar in good condition. Martaban jars are common stoneware storage pots named after the Arabic pronunciation of the Burmese port on the gulf of Pegu through which many of these vessels were traded. They were primarily made to hold water, wine, edible oils and pickles on long sea-voyages.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Diameter: 18.12 in. (46 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Nordhavn, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1043301stDibs: LU1007423982952

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Nordhavn, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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