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$ 19,000

A Pair of Large Han Dynasty Painted Grey Pottery Jars and Covers, Hu.

Origin China
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Pottery
H. 22 in;
H. 55.88 cm;
Condition Good. Good condition. Some pigment loss and fading with age.
Creation Date 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.
Description Each raised on a tall, splayed pedestal foot and molded around the bulbous body with two pairs of bow string bands, the uppermost register divided by a pair of taotie masks, beneath archaistic scrolls framed within upright blades painted in red and lavender on the neck, the design repeated on the domed covers, all reserved on the greyish-black body
Styles / Movements Asian Art
Article References Compare three further related examples of painted hu illustrated in Spirit of Han, Singapore, 1991, pls. 20-22; one from the Avery Brundage collection included in the exhibition Gems of Chinese Art from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Dealer Reference Number #003
Incollect Reference Number 450938
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