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A Pair of Han Dynasty Green Glazed Pottery Ear Cups

A Pair of Han Dynasty Green Glazed Pottery Ear Cups


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1332707

Please refer to our stock # CH2.13&2.14 when inquiring.
 $1,080.00 
These ear cups - erbei - originally coated with a green lead glaze, have developed a very attractive iridescence over many years of burial. This form, used for drinking wine, was made in a variety of different materials in the eastern Han Dynasty (25-220CE), bronze, jade, glass, lacquer, and, of course, ceramics. These two cups are moulded on the exterior with a wave pattern and a saw tooth band below the rim, imitating the decoration on a bronze model. Length: 11 and 11.5 cm. Condition: One is intact, the other repaired. They both have the usual glaze chips along the rim and around the impressions of the supports on which they were fired. Ex Sotheby’s.