Large Chinese Qing Dynasty Martaban Dragon Jar
This large and impressive stoneware jar dates to the latter part of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). This type of large ovoid-shaped storage jar is often referred to as a Martaban (or Martavan) jar, and was used for the transportation of trade goods around south-east Asia. This jar is very nicely decorated with two dragons and is coated in an attractive yellow-green glaze, the colour of which varies in places. The glaze stops short of the flat base, revealing its reddish-brown body. Around its shoulder are six sturdy loop handles. Interestingly, impressed into the shoulder are the letters "C.H." and three Chinese characters, which translate as "Made by Chap Hing".
Height 47 cm (18.5 inches). There is an old chip to the underside of the rim edge, otherwise this jar is in very good condition with no restoration or repair; a very nice decorative item.
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