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Large Thai 19th Century Stoneware Storage Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Ceramics: Pre 1900: Item # 1336986

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Large Thai 19th Century Stoneware Storage Jar

Large jars such as this are often called "Martaban" jars and were made in China, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is not always easy to be sure from which country some such jars originate due to the similarity of some of them. However, a very similar example is illustrated and described in the 1985 Southeast Asian Ceramic Society book "A Ceramic Legacy of Asia's Maritime Trade" that helps us to identify this example as having come from Thailand. It is coated in a speckled dark brown glaze, save for the base and rim that remain unglazed, clearly due to the practice of stacking such jars on top of each in the kiln for firing. There are four small loop handles around the shoulder that on this jar can only be decorative as they are poorly formed.

Height 36.5 cm (14.25 inches), diameter 33 cm (13 inches). There are various imperfections and kiln scars to the glaze and one of the loop "handles" is chipped. However, there is no repair or restoration.

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