A martaban glass with four lockets, (18th century) :: Collections:: NSW Gallery of Arts A number of classes of porcelain for exports have their name from the harbour through which they were imported. The most famous of these harbour products are Martaban and Swatow. Martaban is named after the warehouse harbour of Martaban on the western shore of Burma, which was an important connecting element in the pottery industry between China and India.

Merchandise was carried from China to Martaban by land and from there to the Song and Ming Dyinasties in West Asia, India and Africa. For example, Arabian, Indian and, later, American traders who stopped in Martaban required large glasses in which they could keep food, drink, water, wines, oils and other goods for the next leg of their itinerary.

It could be decorated with Chinese, Thai or even Moroccan glasses - all called Martabans. By 1700, the great era of commerce in Martin was over. Maraban pottery, mainly robust, large supply glasses, can be found throughout the entire archipelago of Indonesia, from the nave in the north of Borneo to the island of Soratra and other isles.

Glasses played an important role in the tribe and were considered places where miraculous forces were stored. It was also used as a burial jug. There are many legends about Martaban in parts of Indonesia (where they are named "Tempayan"), Malaysia and the Philippines, and it is thought that the glasses can speak and also have a gender.


Bay of, a bay in the Bay of Bengal, in Burma. We left a Martaban garage and went to Rangoon, which had not given in. And Stanley took the others to Martaban and his uncles set sail for Chittagong. Mastic, Japanese and Martaban lacquers are some of her work.

Martaban has a similarly full and perfect plant. Above is Prom; while there is another place, Martaban, on the banks of the Bay of that name.

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