The old brown glazed bottle is Chinese circa 1900 and would have originally contained imported trading goods. The old ceramic bottles were treasured throughout Indonesia and became family heirlooms. This one is covered with a sleeve of woven rattan, which used to be traditional in Sumatra for bottles and gourds – both to decorate and protect them. The basketwork has a fine patina. Size 14 x 9 cm / 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches.