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Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Green & Amber Glazed Hu Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1349012

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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 hu jars are coated with only a green glaze, some with an amber glaze; those with both green and amber glazes are that much rarer.

Height 24 cm (9.5 inches). This jar is in fine condition with only the smallest of chips to the glaze at the rim and no sign of any restoration or repair.

For reference, we show similar glazed vessels, including two smaller hu jars, illustrated in the fine Southeast Asian Ceramic Society book "Spirit of Han, Ceramics for the After-Life", the "must-have" reference book for any serious collector of Han Dynasty pottery.

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