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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1371195 (stock #MA805)
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Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Two-Part Steamer (Ex. Lepileur Collection)

This unusual bronze steamer was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220). This type has sometimes been described as following the form or a boat or a turtle. The main body stands on four feet with a short chimney/spout at its front. In its top is large round hole where sits the container. The container has two small ring handles and close examination shows that they are of a rope pattern.

Length 30 cm (12 inche...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364631 (stock #M0978)
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Fine Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar with Oxford TL Test (206 BC - AD 8)

This fine quality pottery "cocoon" jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired. It has been decorated by cold-painting various coloured pigments with a design of swirling cloud patterns within vertical and geometric bands. The paint does not extend all around the jar - this is intentio...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364575 (stock #M8071)
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£2,500.00
Set of Four Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Food Containers with Oxford TL Test (comprising two dings and two round boxes) 206 BC - AD 220

These fine lidded pottery vessels were made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220 and have all come from the same excavation. They are made from a fine-grained grey pottery and quite highly-fired, all having a distinct ring when tapped. Two of the vessels are of the "ding" type with sturdy handles and three feet, the other two are round boxes of a simple ye...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1358897 (stock #MA597)
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£400.00
Very Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Incised Pottery Jar

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery. It has a burnished surface that has been decorated with many bands of ridges and incised lines surrounding the base, body and neck. Those of you familiar with Western Han cocoon jars will note the similarity; this is almost a "vertical" version of an incised West...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353771 (stock #MA500)
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£495.00
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Chariot Bell

This rare and interesting bronze bell was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It would have originally been fitted to a horse-drawn chariot, ringing constantly as the chariot went along. It still has its bronze ball inside the bell section so shaking it will make the same sound that was heard some 2,000 years ago ! The surface has corroded due to long burial and there are extensive malachite deposits.

Height 15 cm (6 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353769 (stock #MA501)
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£650.00
Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Amphora (206 BC - AD 220)

A superbly conceived design; vessels of this general type have been found in tombs dating as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC) and are thought by some archaeologists to be anthropomorphic, based on the female human form. 

This particular example was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), possibly earlier. This vessel has a smooth burnished surface and particularly well-defined "s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353768 (stock #MA499)
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Large Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Ox (206 BC - AD 220)

This large pottery model of an ox was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a relatively pale orange-brown pottery and is quite "heavily-potted". It has been made in a two-piece mould with the two halves luted together prior to firing.

Length 33.5 cm (13 inches), height 21 cm (8.25 inches). Very good overall condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353540 (stock #M9309)
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£150.00
Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Iron Chisel / Axe Head (206 BC - AD 8)

This iron axe head or chisel dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). Surviving iron objects of this age are very rare. This example does of course have rust and corrosion, there is a small part missing at the open end together with some cracks, but it is free from restoration or repair. Length 15.5 cm (6 inches). * Please note that this object has not been treated in any way and is unstable as the corrosion pr...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353539 (stock #M9308)
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£150.00
Rare Chinese Western Han Dynasty Iron Chisel / Axe Head (206 BC - AD 8)

This iron axe head or chisel dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). Surviving iron objects of this age are very rare. This example does of course have rust and corrosion, and a small chip to the edge of the open end. It is free from restoration or repair. Length 15.5 cm (6 inches). * Please note that this object has not been treated in any way and is unstable as the corrosion process continues. *

For refe...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1353536 (stock #M9212)
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£450.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Glazed Stoneware Jar with Mask Handles (206 BC - AD 8)

This stoneware jar, of the type often referred to as "proto-porcelain" dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The upper body is coated with a thin olive-green ash glaze whilst the unglazed lower body has fired to a dark reddish-brown. On opposing sides are two sturdy and elaborate handles each decorated with a mask pattern. The jar stands on three integral short rectangular feet.

Diameter 27 cm ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353531 (stock #M9073)
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£1,500.00
LARGE Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Hu Jar with Cover (206 BC - AD 220)

This unusually large, impressive and attractively-shaped pottery jar, or "hu", complete with its cover, was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring when tapped. On opposing sides at the waist are large and highly detailed moulded taotie mask handles. In addition are various incised bands that surround the body. In places, particul...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353529 (stock #M8999)
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£850.00
Large Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Ox (206 BC - AD 220)

This large pottery model of an ox was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery which has made it much more durable than lower-fired examples. It has been made in a two-piece mould with the two halves luted together prior to firing. It is in very good condition; although one horn has clearly been broken and re-stuck, there is no obvious sign of any other restoration or repair, as ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353526 (stock #M0619)
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£495.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Attendant Figure (206 BC - AD 8)

This pottery model of a male attendant, or servant, was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The figure stands with hands together under a robe. Note the presence of purpose-made holes above and below where the hands would be where a flag or weapon (?) would originally have been placed diagonally, and presumably made of wood so long since rotted away and lost. It is made from a relatively highly-fire...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353525 (stock #M0628)
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£395.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Female Figure (206 BC - AD 8)

This pottery model of a female attendant or servant was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). She stands upright with hands together under her long robe - note also the hairstyle. The figure is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a creamy-white pigment on top of which have been applied black, pink and red pigments for the detail of the facial features, hair...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1351362 (stock #M8079)
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£695.00
Fine Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Figure (206 BC - AD 8)

This tall pottery figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It represents a male servant or attendant. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, much of which still remain. There is a purpose-made hole, where the would-be hands are clasped together under the robe, where originally would have been placed possibly a banner of some so...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1351360 (stock #M8140)
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£350.00
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Amphora (206 BC - AD 220)

This rare and interesting pottery jar was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), possibly a little earlier. Although many "anthropomorphic" examples are known (those with the "swirls" to the body possibly representing the female form), examples such as this are extremely rare, and unlike most other similar examples this has a flat base. Another difference is the lack of incised lines below the mouth, although both handles do ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345806 (stock #MA377)
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£495.00
Rare Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Model of an Ink Stone

This unusual and very rare pottery object was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is a pottery model of a large ink stone. It is made from a relatively highly-fired fine-grained grey pottery with two sturdy "taotie" mask handles. It has been decorated with repeated geometric patterns "cold painted" in an orange pigment.

Width (handle to handle) 26 cm (10.25 inches), height 11.75 cm (4.5 inches). It is in fine co...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345801 (stock #M8108)
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£2,200.00
Rare Large Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Amphora (206 BC- AD 220)

A superbly conceived design; jars of this general type have been found in excavations dating as far back as the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC). Although perhaps not obviously Chinese in design, this type of vessel is one of the most iconic forms of Han Dynasty pottery and is thought by many archaeologists to be anthropomorphic, with the shape and "swirling" design of the main body based on the female human form....