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GREEN-GLAZED STONEWARE JAR(HU VESSEL), HAN DYNASTY

GREEN-GLAZED STONEWARE JAR(HU VESSEL), HAN DYNASTY

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Ovoid form escalating to a cylindrical neck with a flaring rim, adorned at the shoulder with three narrow grooved horizontal bands. Each side is equipped with an incised double-loop handle, culminating in an ornate scroll motif at the top and a fluted ring at the bottom. Wave patterns are meticulously incised along the neck and rim. The upper portion of the body and the inner rim are enveloped in a translucent olive-green glaze.

 

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 280 AD)
Type : Jar
Medium : Stoneware
Dimension : 34cm(Height) x 15cm(Mouth Diameter)
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in the late 1990s.
Condition : Excellent (Wear consistent with age)
Reference :
1) Sotheby's New York 17 March 2015 - Chinese Art Through The Eye Of Sakamoto Gorō – Ceramics - Lot 30
(Price range : 3,000 - 4,000 USD / Type : Highly related)
https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/sakamoto-n09336/lot.30.html

2) Christie's New York 20 MAR 2015 The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Lot 779
(Price realised : 6,000 USD / Type : Closely related)
https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5878179

 

* Han Dynasty Pottery

Han Dynasty pottery, originating from one of China's most significant historical periods (202 BCE – 220 CE), is renowned for its technological and artistic achievements in ceramic production. These artifacts typically feature a distinctive green glaze, although other colors were also used. The pottery often includes intricate decorative motifs, such as animals, mythological figures, and geometric patterns.

The craftsmanship during the Han Dynasty was advanced, with pottery techniques that were innovative for the time. These pieces were not only utilitarian but also held ceremonial and symbolic significance. The shapes and designs of Han Dynasty pottery vary, including items like urns, vases, and figures, reflecting both the daily life and the spiritual beliefs of the period.

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