Vintage Martaban Dragon Jar
Wide mouth Martaban Dragon Jar decorated with a mustard yellow glaze on a brown ground.
Made in the kilns of Southern China and from the Khmer Kingdom of Cambodia, martaban jars have been used for centuries for the transport of goods.
The name refers to the port of Marta Ban in present-day Myanmar, where many of these pieces left on their initial journey.
In many cultures, particularly in Borneo, martaban jars were passed down through generations as cherished heirlooms, and had a strong spiritual and magical personality.