Brown Glaze Jar With Four Lugs

by FAZLI
(Banda Aceh, Indonesia)

Hi PETER

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW APPROXIMATE AGE (origin) OF this Brown Glaze Jar With Four Lugs. IS THIS FAKE OR REAL

NB: There is a small hole on it, is it normal or broken ( see picture)


REGARDS

FAZLI

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by: peter

Could be, but I'm not completely convinced. This type of jar is too common. But sure, there is a possibility that it was made in the same location mentioned on the website. But is that a Martaban jar? The ones on the page you mention are said to be made in south eastern China (I could not see anything meaning they are from Martaban). On the other hand, as far as I understand Martaban jars were exported from Myanmar (Martaban). This is not all clear to me yet, though. It is said that not all Martaban jars were of Chinese origin, but those which are were transported over land to Martaban, from the north of Myanmar. That would mean they would have been made somewhere in southern China.

Any information on the subject may be of interest.

Brown Glaze Jar With Four Lugs
by: fazli

Thanks peter

i think this item called Martaban Jar.it is from Liao-Song dynasty.

got this info from SE asia ceramic catalogue .

the link:
seasianceramics.asia.si.edu/search/object.asp?id=S2005.39

what do you think peter.

waiting your respond

regards



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by: peter

I cannot recognize this as being specifically Chinese. Could be, but could also be made elsewhere. A very common shape.
Yes, the hole is likely damage.

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