• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 206

    A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY HU VASE AND COVER, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

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    A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY HU VASE AND COVER, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
    with moulded twin mythical beast mask handles, painted in red and white pigments with bands of scrolling clouds and various geometric patterns on a black ground -- 22¾in. (57.3cm.) high.


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    The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of the Research Laboratory for Archeology and History of Art thermoluminescence analysis no. 566d20, 12th February 1990.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Cv 58l); acquired from Ormonde, London, August 1992.