Fine Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Cocoon Jar
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1475351
Please refer to our stock # MB492 when inquiring.
View Seller Profile
Tel: 01273 622152
This pottery "cocoon" 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. It is made from a relatively highly-fired grey pottery and has been decorated by "cold painting" a variety of different coloured pigments in a design featuring cloud patterns within vertical bands.
Height 25 cm, length 25 cm. This is a fine example: it retains exceptional amounts of its original pigment and is free from any restoration or repair. There is some surface wear and ancient minor chips to the rim edge, of course, to be expected.
*** TO ORDER THIS ITEM PLEASE EMAIL US QUOTING OUR STOCK NUMBER (see above) - WE SHALL THEN EMAIL YOU BACK WITH POSTAGE COSTS AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS ***
*** FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR GUARANTEE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON "Buying from us - All you need to know" ON OUR HOME PAGE ***