10.3406/arch.2003.3788

Les jarres de Bornéo d'après un texte malais de 1839

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Henri Chambert-Loir This article presents the facsimile edition, transcription and translation of a Malay manuscript written in Nanga Kayan (West Borneo) in 1839. This text, probably written for the use of merchants and collectors, illustrates and describes with much detail the Chinese jars which were available in the region in the early nineteenth century. It gives the names of more than forty kinds of jars, enumerates the characteristics of the main types, and gives an estimate of their comparative prices. This text is therefore one of the rare attempts ever made to give a systematic classification of such jars. It is even more interesting that it should have been done in Malay.Chambert-Loir Henri, Dupoizat Marie-France. Les jarres de Bornéo d'après un texte malais de 1839. In: Archipel, volume 66, 2003. pp. 113-160

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