A stoneware martaban decorated in relief with vertical dragons and cranes below a row of floral lappets below a band of scrolling flower motifs and with six animalistic moulded lugs, covered in a brown glaze.
Condition: Large body cracks consolidated.
Shiwan ware, Guangdong province, 19th century.
Reference: for four examples of martabans of identical shape and decoration but in different coloured glazes, see Barbara Harrison, PUSAKA Heirloom Jars of Borneo, Oxford University Press, 1990, no. 102 and for an identical example see S. Adhyatman & Abu Ridho, Tempayan/Martabans in Indonesia, The Ceramic Society of Indonesia, 1984, page 115, cat no. 54.
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