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Han Dynasty, Chinese Pottery Jar with Silvery Surface

Han Dynasty, Chinese Pottery Jar with Silvery Surface

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 877156

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Chinese pottery green glazed jar with silvery surface, decorated with bands of incised lines on the body, and supported by three legs in the shape of bears. Lead glaze with copper is the main colorant used in Han period to produce green glaze. Greenware became popular during the Eastern Han period.

The silvery surface is also called "mercury glaze". This silvery precipitation is the result of chemical changes in the lead glaze caused by prolonged burial in the tomb.

Age: China, Han Dynasty, circa 206 B.C. - A.D. 220
Measurement: Height 16 C.M. / Diameter 23.3 C.M.
Condition: Well-preserved old burial condition overall with some amount of soil adherings (some abrasions and wearings on the piece due to the long burial time underground). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.