LARGE WESTERN HAN DYNASTY((206BC-220AD) GLAZED JAR WITH TAOTIE MASKS HANDLE
This stoneware jar, of the type often referred to as "proto-porcelain" dates to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). The upper body is coated with a thin olive-green ash glaze with friezes of incised animals between bands of raised bow-string lines, whilst the unglazed lower body has fired to a dark reddish-brown. On opposing sides are two sturdy and elaborate handles each decorated with a mask pattern. You rarely see examples of this early age come up for auction.
Size of the vase is 13.0" height 33.0 cm. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong during the 1970's.
Condition: Chips to the edge of the inner mouth. Missing piece of horn on the other.
SHIPPING COSTS TO USA VIA COURIER - $230. CANADA - $75.00; EUROPE - TBD
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