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Burmese Bottle

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Very rare and previously undocumented Burmese jar with heavy cream ”moon white” glaze. I have no idea what the original purpose for this jar was, perhaps it was an oil lamp as there are wide set lugs as well as holes in the splayed out foot to fasten it down to something. This is one of the very few Burmese pieces I have seen in perfect condition (except for one bare spot on one of the lugs) there is no restoration. Nothing known about Burmese ceramics except that the only site where they have been recovered in great numbers is at the Tak Hill Top sites on the Thai side of the Thai/Burmese border. With the opening up and political liberalization of Burma I expect more will be learned be about this family of ceramics. This piece dates from 14/16th CE, which is confirmable from datable Chinese ceramics from the Tak site strata. H: 24cm/9.5in height and 12.7cm/5in diameter at foot.