Rare Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty Decorated Glazed Jar
This very rare and unusual pottery jar was made during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25 - 220). It is made from a red pottery and very attractively decorated in both green and amber glazes. The green glaze has a matt finish whereas the amber glaze is mostly glossy, although its colour and appearance does vary in places according to its thickness and, probably, uneven conditions in the kiln during firing. Additional decoration is provided by bands of incised lines surrounding the body at the base of the neck and the waistr.
Height 26 cm (10 inches). There are very small chips to the rim edge, a surface chip to the body and two "pock marks" to the surface, clearly caused during firing by impurities in the clay. Most importantly, it is free from restoration or repair; a very rare and special Han jar in good condition.
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