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Green-glazed pottery lampstand, Han Dynasty

Green-glazed pottery lampstand, Han Dynasty

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This pottery has dual role as a source of light and a decorative piece within the living spaces of the time. The upper section of the vessel is broad and flat, intended to support a candle or an oil lamp, while the stem and base are robust, designed for stability and durability. The surface is coated with a green glaze, which has matured over centuries to develop a distinctive patina, adding to its historical significance. This lamp stand is not only a testament to the daily life and practical needs of the Han Dynasty but also reflects the aesthetic values and artistic expression of the period. 

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
Type : Lamp Stand
Medium : Green glazed pottery
Height : 40cm
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in late 1990s.
Condition : Good (Small crack and it's renovation on upper side of stand)
Reference : Bonhams London 10 November 2016 - FINE CHINESE ART Lot 4
(Price Range : 5,000 GBP - 8,000 GBP / Type : Highly related)


* 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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