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 moulded symbol or character, something we have noticed on several occasions with Warring States pottery, possibly the mark of the potter ? To part of the upper surface are rust deposits showing that some kind of iron object lay alongside this vessel during its long burial.
Height 14.5 cm (5.75 inches). This jug is in fine condition with no sign of any restoration or repair.
For information: please also see our larger example of this type, stock number MA171. Both examples were originally purchased by us in the late 1990's and have been in a local private collection since then.
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