China, Qing-dynasty (1644-1911). Stoneware with honey-brown glaze. Tall ovoid body. At the wall a revolving decoration with dragons and birds in relief. The shoulder with 6 loop handles. H. 56 cm. - Tall shoulder pots of the "Martaban" type served as storage containers and were used on the Chinese trade routes to South-East Asia. A similar Martaban, dated into the 17th cent., can be found in the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. See: Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porzellan, Stuttgart/Zürich 1978, S. 268f.