An Impressive 16Th / 17Th Century South-East Asian Olive-Glazed Stoneware Jar REPUTEDLY RECOVERED MANY YEARS AGO FROM A SHIPWRECK

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Seller: nordovicum (725) 100%, Location: DORSET, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283250668433 A FINE, LARGE 16TH / 17TH CENTURY SOUTH-EAST ASIAN OLIVE-GLAZED STONEWARE JAR, (SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS MARTABAN OR MARTAVAN JARS), REPUTEDLY RECOVERED MANY YEARS AGO FROM THE SITE OF A SHIPWRECK, UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT HAVE FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE WRECK SO AM UNABLE TO CORROBORATE THIS. THESE PARTICULAR JARS HOWEVER ARE WELL KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN COMMON USE TO STORE GOODS ABOARD SHIP, REMAINING IN POPULAR USE UP UNTILL THE BEGINNING OF THE 19TH CENTURY. THEY WERE PARTICULARLY SUITABLE DUE TO THEIR SIZE, STABILITY AND EXTREMELY ROBUST AND HARDY NATURE AND SEEM TO HAVE BEEN IN USE ON TRADE ROUTES WORLDWIDE. A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE IMPRESSIVE JARS HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN RECOVERED FROM WELL DOCUMENTED SHIPWRECKS AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING THE NANKING CARGO, THE LAST COMPARABLE ONES I SAW APPEARED IN CHRISTIES SALES - 26TH JANUARY 2011, LOT 41, HEAVILY ENCRUSTED AND RECOVERED FROM THE NANKING CARGO AND ANOTHER PREVIOUSLY APPEARED IN THE SALE OF THE ROGER WARNER COLLECTION IN JANUARY 2009, PICTURED ATOP A BEAUTIFUL 16TH CENTURY OAK CHEST IN HIS HALLWAY WITHIN THE FIRST FEW PAGES OF THE AUCTION CATALOGUE AND ON PAGE 10, LOT 2. THE URN MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 14 INCHES IN HEIGHT, 10 INCHES ACROSS THE WIDEST POINT OF THE BELLY. FROM AN OLD ENGLISH COLLECTION. I CURRENTLY HAVE ANOTHER COMPARABLE JAR ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN A SEPARATE LISTING. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE QUALITY PIECES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM MY LIFELONG COLLECTION.

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