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Large Chinese Han Green Lead Glazed Storage Burial Jar

Large Chinese Han Green Lead Glazed Storage Burial Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 967184
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Large Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) iridescent green glazed tapering ovoid form burial jar decorated with a band of well molded animal forms extending around the upper circumference of the jar. Lead glazes of the Han period are primarily green, in various shades. Measures 7"H x 8" diameter. The mouth and base have the typical indications of the Han firing process. Small remnants of the clay support from the kiln are visible at the lower base and at the mouth where the jar was detached from supports. There are a few small areas of glaze loss which appear to be production imperfections from the firing process (see enlargements 3 and 10). The jar is in very good overall condition and the color is a much more vibrant green than the images suggest.