LARGE Chinese Warring States Impressed Pottery Jar with TL Test (475 - 221 BC)
This large and impressive pottery jar was made during the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). It is made from a fine-grained grey pottery and has a smooth surface with bands of lightly incised/burnished lines surrounding the shoulder and the upper body. Around its middle are two bands of impressed decoration. Unusually, the whole of the outer surface has been cold painted with a thick white pigment that, to a great extent, obscures the burnished and impressed decoration.
Height 45 cm (17.75 inches), diameter 47 cm (18.5 inches). There is some surface wear and a small repaired hole to the shoulder, but overall this large jar is in very good condition.
We have had this jar tested by Oxford Authentications, the ONLY testers of ancient pottery accepted by all major dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide, and the Thermoluminescence Analysis Report that will accompany this item is shown; this confirms the date of manufacture as "between 1900 and 2800 years ago".
This item is available to view at our gallery.
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