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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 318

    A LARGE PAINTED GREY POTTERY MODEL OF A BUILDING

    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

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    A LARGE PAINTED GREY POTTERY MODEL OF A BUILDING
    HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    Comprised of three slab-constructed sections: one a walled courtyard with a central entrance flanked by two brackets supporting a cornice, the courtyard sitting at the base of the front wall of a tall structure pierced near the bottom with four small holes and with two further holes higher up the wall below four square windows and three further brackets supporting a cross beam, the flat top with large oblong opening and the base with two large circular openings; the third section of rectangular shape with three low walls; with incised and painted decoration in white, red, yellowish-ochre and pale blue pigments
    23 1/3 in. (59.7 cm.) high, 24 3/8 in. (62 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.


    Literature

    Olov Jansé, Briques et Objets Céramiques Funéraires de l'Epoque des Han, C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris, 1936, pl. XVIII (1), shown with a roof and doors.