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Southeast China Swatow Storage Jar Martavan

Southeast China Swatow Storage Jar Martavan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1108591

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Storage Jar / Martavan, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow, Dating: 2nd half 16th century An ovoid-shaped storage jar / martavan on a footring with a partially glazed base, a short neck, rounded lip and four vertical strap-handles placed around the shoulder, decorated in underglaze blue. Decorated around the neck with swirls and dashes, on the shoulder a band of lotus leaves and on its belly two rather burlesque dragons between cloud-scrolls and segmented waves. Dimensions: Height: 265 mm (10.43 inch), Diameter: 233 mm (9.17 inch), Diameter of mouth: 80 mm (3.15 inch), Diameter of footring: 140 mm (5.51 inch). Condition: Crazing to the glaze, a 25 mm (0.98 inch) chip to the outer footring, a 70 mm (2.76 inch) chip to the inner footring and an 8 mm (0.32 inch) chip to a strap-handle. Reference; B. Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden 1979, p.39, figure 53