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Large Yue Globular Stoneware Jar, Han Dynasty-Three Kingdoms

Large Yue Globular Stoneware Jar, Han Dynasty-Three Kingdoms

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Robustly crafted with a voluminous spherical body and a layered mouth rim, this jar features a pair of taotie handles. It is adorned with three horizontal bands on the upper half of the olive-green-glazed body, which segment the glazed area into three distinct parts. The top section boasts an incised wave pattern, while the unglazed lower body presents a light brown hue.

Period : Han Dynasty (206 BC - 280 AD)
Type : Jar
Medium : Stoneware
Dimension : 31cm(Height) x 11cm(Mouth Diameter) x 32cm(Diameter)
Provenance : The piece was acquired in Hong Kong in the late 1990s.
Condition : Excellent (Wear consistent with age)
Reference :
1) MIA - Accession Number 98.214.2
(Type : Highly related)

2) 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 : Closely related)

3) 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)


* 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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