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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 #1369978 (stock #MA787)
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Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery “Ear” / Wine Cup with Oxford TL Test

This pottery cup, often referred to as an “ear cup”, was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220). It is made from quite high-fired pottery, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. Apart from the base, it has been coated in a green glaze that has, as a result of long burial in damp conditions, degraded. There is a chip to the rim edge and to the base. Length 13.25 cm (5.2 inches).

This cup has been t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1369977 (stock #MA791)
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Small Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Duck

This small pottery model of a duck was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 220). It is made in a two-piece mould from a red pottery and coated in a green glaze, the colour of which varies in places due to the glaze having partially degraded during its long burial. It would most likely have once adorned a large pottery model of a building or watch tower. Height 5.25 cm.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364704 (stock #MA471)
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£1,250.00
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Yangling "Stick" Figure

This tall and impressive pottery "Yangling" figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a dense fine-grained pottery that is relatively highly-fired. It has been "cold painted" with a pink/brown flesh-coloured pigment on top of which the facial features have been picked-out in black pigment. These figures were made in separate sect...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364703 (stock #MA472)
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£1,500.00
Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Yangling "Stick" Figure with Oxford TL Test

This tall and impressive pottery "Yangling" figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a dense fine-grained pottery that is relatively highly-fired. It has been "cold painted" with a pink/brown flesh-coloured pigment on top of which the facial features have been picked-out in black and red pigments. These figur...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1364632 (stock #M8927)
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£1,850.00
Fine Large Chinese Western Jin Dynasty Warrior with Oxford TL Test (AD 265 - 316)

This impressive and very rare pottery model of a warrior was made during the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316), although some publications incorrectly attribute such figures to the earlier Han Dynasty. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a fine-grained grey pottery that is relatively highly-fired, having an almost metallic ring to it when tapped. The surface has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white...

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...