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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1369978 (stock #MA787)
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£220.00
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 #1366186 (stock #MA698)
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Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Model of a Stove

This pottery model of a stove was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from five sections that have been luted together. The top section includes three small bowls and moulded kitchen utensils / ingredients, including a brace of birds. It has been coated in a green lead glaze, much of which has acquired a silvery iridescence, a result of long burial in damp conditions.

Length 25 cm (9.75 inches), height 13 cm (5...

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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£1,200.00
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 #1364573 (stock #M8965)
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£3,300.00
Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Tray, Cup, Bowl & Spoon Set (with Oxford TL Test)

This impressive painted pottery tray, complete with its set of six "ear" cups, handled bowl and spoon dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). All are made from the same grey pottery, with the red pigment having been "cold painted" after firing. On the upper surface of the tray are incised rectangles, within which the pigment has been applied. The tray stands on four moulded legs. The bowl, or basin, has...

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)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1353523 (stock #M0412)
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£1,650.00
Tall Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Soldier (206 BC - AD 8)

This impressive pottery model of a warrior was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8); as can be seen by the quiver on its back, this figure is that of an archer. It is made from a relatively high-fired dark grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment with the features and details picked out in red and black pigments. Originally this figure would have held ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353522 (stock #M0413)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,250.00
Tall Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Soldier (206 BC - AD 8)

This impressive pottery model of a warrior was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8); as can be seen by the quiver on its back, this figure is that of an archer. It is made from a dark grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in a base coat of white pigment with the features and details picked out in red and black pigments. Note his benign face ! Originally this figure would have held...

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 #1351359 (stock #M0980)
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£350.00
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. Around the neck are bands of lightly...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1351259 (stock #MA467)
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Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Glazed Hu Jar (AD 25 - 220)

This large pottery jar was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is an exceptional example of its type with its very wide body and large and detailed "taotie" mask handles. It is "heavily-potted" and made from a relatively high-fired reddish-brown pottery. In addition to the taotie mask handles decoration is provided by deeply incised bands and ridges surrounding the waist, shoulder and mouth. The whole of the outer s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1349012 (stock #MA406)
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Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Green & Amber Glazed Hu Jar

This fine and rare pottery jar (or hu) was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from a relatively highly-fired orange-brown pottery. There are bands of incised lines around the waist and the shoulder. The neck is coated in a finely-crackled green glaze whereas the lower body is coated in an amber glaze. The colour of both glazes vary in places due to their uneven thickness. The majority of known glazed Han Dynasty ...

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....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345797 (stock #MA385)
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£220.00
Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cup

This fine & rare pottery cup was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220), or possibly a little earlier. It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery. This inner mouth and outer surface have a smooth burnished surface making it a real pleasure not only to view, but also to handle. The surface colour of the pottery varies a little in places, a result of uneven conditions in the kiln during firing.

Height 7.5 cm. The...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1345699 (stock #M8927)
Brian Page Antiques
£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 #1340078 (stock #MA274)
Brian Page Antiques
£850.00
Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Jar

This large and attractive pottery jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery, quite "heavily-potted" and of a rare and unusual form. It has a bulbous body, quite a wide straight neck and a sturdy square-cut mouth. The surface is particularly smooth and has been "cold painted" in a design comprising various geometric bands and the swirling "cloud" pattern using white, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339957 (stock #MA270)
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£395.00
Fine Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery, relatively highly-fired, having a distinct ring to it when tapped. It has a flat base and the lower body has lightly incised lines around it. At the waist and above are several ridges and bands, within which are burnished lines forming geometric patterns. There is a depression around the bottom o...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339956 (stock #MA269)
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Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Jar (475 - 221 BC)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery. It has a slightly concave base and the lower body has lightly incised lines around it. Above this the surface is smooth and around the waist and shoulder, to the neck, are decorative burnished lines. Around the base of the neck is a shallow depression. 

Diameter 28 cm (11 inches), height 23.75 cm...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339955 (stock #M9564)
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Large Chinese Warring States / Han Dynasty Impressed Pottery Jar

This large and unusual pottery jar dates to the 3rd-2nd centuries BC, the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) or possibly as late as the early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a pale grey pottery and has several unusual features. It has a flared mouth and short neck, below which are a series of carved bands around the shoulder. On opposing sides in the middle of these bands are two handles, but instead of t...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339954 (stock #M0905)
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£950.00
LARGE Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. 

This is an exceptionally large example, much rarer than the many known smaller versions. It has a burnished surface making it very smooth to ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1339953 (stock #MA250)
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£320.00
Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar (with etched Chinese characters)

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This example is quite "heavily-potted" and has ten bands of incised lines that surround the body verticall...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1339089 (stock #MA224)
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£650.00
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 13 cm (5 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1339088 (stock #MA223)
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£650.00
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 13 cm (5 inches). Condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1338939 (stock #MA245)
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Very Rare Chinese Warring States Pottery Horse with Oxford TL Test

This very rare and unusual pottery horse was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is "heavily-potted" and fairly coarsely-made, with clear marks of the original shaping tool on its surface. It is unusually highly-fired, having an almost "metallic" ring when tapped. The horse stands alert on its rather thin legs, with mouth open and ears pricked up. There is pigment on the surface, but this is minimal, bein...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337539 (stock #MA168)
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Large Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Glazed Pottery Jar with Animal Frieze (AD 25 - 220)

This attractively-shaped pottery jar, or "hu", was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a reddish-brown earthenware and coated in a streaky green glaze that has acquired a silvery iridescence, a result of long burial in damp conditions. Around its shoulder is a moulded frieze containing many different running and leaping animals. On opposing sides of the wais...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337537 (stock #MA172)
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£320.00
Fine Rare Chinese Warring States Painted Pottery Jug

This very rare pottery vessel was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is quite highly-fired and "heavily-potted" with a sturdy handle and the mouth fashioned to form a pouring lip. It was originally painted with diagonal lines in white pigment, although only faint traces of this now remains. Note the round protrusion to the inner surface where the handle is joined to the body. To the flat base there appears to be a mould...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337536 (stock #MA171)
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£250.00
Large Chinese Warring States Painted Pottery Jug

This very rare pottery vessel was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is "heavily-potted" with a sturdy handle and the mouth fashioned to form a pouring lip. It was originally painted with diagonal lines in white and orange-brown pigments, although only faint traces of this now remains. Note the round protrusion to the inner surface where the handle is joined to the body. To the flat base there appears to be a moulded symbol...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337535 (stock #MA170)
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Large Chinese Warring States Burnished Pottery Bowl

This rare and unusual grey pottery bowl was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is quite "heavily-potted" with bands of burnished geometric patterns around the outer wall and lightly incised lines around the inner wall. There is possibly some kind of moulded pattern to the base although it is too indistinct to be sure.

Diameter 23.5 cm (9.25 inches). There are chips to the rim, some of which have been repaired, one of...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337009 (stock #M0682)
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Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Steamer Tripod with Bear Feet (with Oxford TL Test)

This impressive pottery vessel was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery that has been "cold painted" in various coloured pigments. The lower section stands on three very elaborate moulded feet in the form of sitting bears. The lower part of a couple of the bear feet are a little squashed, this having oc...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1337007 (stock #MA166)
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Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Hu Jar with Cover

This large and attractive pottery jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It is made from a relatively high-fired grey pottery and has been extensively and elaborately decorated with a "cold painted" design in pink and white pigments, very good traces of which still remain. It has a wide round body that stands on its integral tall foot. On opposing sides of the shoulder are moulded "taotie" mask han...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334268 (stock #MA070)
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£950.00
Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This very rare and large moulded pottery object was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is the base to a "money tree" and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which were at...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1334266 (stock #M9391)
Brian Page Antiques
£950.00
Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Pottery Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This very rare and unusual moulded pottery object was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is the base to a "money tree" and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money, tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which were...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1334265 (stock #M0781)
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£2,500.00
Very Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Stone Toad Money Tree Base (AD 25 - 220)

This extremely rare toad-shaped pedestal, or base, for the legendary coin-shedding tree dates to the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220) and has been excavated from Sichuan province. The coin-shedding, or money, tree is known from late Han Dynasty funerary art from the south-west of China. It was believed that if shaken, coins would fall from it. The money tree itself would comprise a bronze trunk, or pole, to which...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1333653 (stock #MA115)
Brian Page Antiques
£1,850.00
Fine "Set" of Four Chinese Han Dynasty Graduated Pottery Hu Jars

These four exceptional pottery "hu" jars were made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). They are made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery, each having a distinct ring when tapped, and are of a particularly fine quality. The ridges around the waists, shoulders and necks are most unusual, and very "crisp". They also have "taotie" mask handles.

Dimensions, from largest to smallest: 1) Height 34.5cm, diameter...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1333652 (stock #MA084)
Brian Page Antiques
£350.00
Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Sheep Jar

This large and unusual pottery vessel in the form of a recumbent ram was made during the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220). It has a thick cylindrical neck on its back with quite a wide opening. Possibly this vessel was used as a base for the pole of a banner or screen support. Traces of the original "cold painted" coloured pigments can be seen.

Length 41 cm (16 inches), height 18.5 cm (7.25 inches). Overall condition is good; there is some...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330266 (stock #MA032)
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Fine Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Yangling "Stick" Girl

This fine and rare painted pottery figure was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is one of a variety of "Yangling" figures, more commonly known as "stick" figures. The vast majority of Yangling figures represent males; female figures are particularly rare. It is made from a dense fine-grained grey pottery that has been "cold painted" after firing. It is believed tha...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330264 (stock #MA033)
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Fine Tall Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery "Stick" Girl

This fine and rare painted pottery figure of a nude girl was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), more specifically, the 2nd century BC. It is one of a variety of "Yangling" figures, more commonly known as "stick" figures. The vast majority of Yangling figures represent males; female figures are particularly rare. It is made from a dense fine-grained grey pottery that has been "cold painted" after firing in a pale bro...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330254 (stock #M8477)
Brian Page Antiques
£500.00
Large Chinese Early Western Han Dynasty Pottery Hu Jar

This large pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the early part of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a fairly high-fired pale grey pottery. The lower rounded body is covered with coarse-woven fabric impressions onto which has been luted the tall foot. There are several decorative bands and ridges surrounding the body and neck. On opposing sides of the shoulder have been applied two m...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330253 (stock #M8476)
Brian Page Antiques
£550.00
Large Chinese Early Western Han Dynasty Pottery Hu Jar

This large pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the early part of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is "heavily-potted" and made from a fairly high-fired pale grey pottery. The lower rounded body is covered with coarse-woven fabric impressions onto which has been luted the tall foot. There are several decorative bands and ridges surrounding the body and base of the neck. On opposing sides of the shoulder have been a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330014 (stock #M0888)
Brian Page Antiques
£600.00
Rare Chinese Qin / Early Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC) or the very early part of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This is a very nice example and has a finely-burnished surface making i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330013 (stock #M0902)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Rare Chinese Qin / Early Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BC) or the very early part of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This is a very nice example and has a finely-burnished surface making i...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330011 (stock #M0278)
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LARGE Chinese Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. 

This is an exceptionally large example, much rarer than the many known smaller versions. It has a finely-burnished surface making it very s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330010 (stock #M0893)
Brian Page Antiques
£495.00
Large Chinese Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made some 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This example has eight bands of incised lines that surround the body vertically as well as decorative bands around the neck. The surface is...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330008 (stock #M0901)
Brian Page Antiques
£395.00
Chinese Western Han Dynasty Burnished Pottery Cocoon Jar

This superbly-shaped pottery jar was made over 2,000 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The shape, named after its similarity to the silkworm cocoon, evolved during the late Warring States period (475 - 221 BC) and then generally died out by the middle of the Western Han. This is a very nice example and has a finely-burnished surface making it very smooth to the touch. However, in places the burnished surface has "...