• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 71

    A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FACETED JAR AND COVER, FANGHU

    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

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    A PAINTED GREY POTTERY FACETED JAR AND COVER, FANGHU
    WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
    The faceted body and flared pedestal foot painted with bands of scrolls and on two sides with taotie mask and ring handles below a band of pendent blades on the neck, the faceted cover pierced with four small holes for the insertion of metal scrolls (now missing) below the quatrefoil motif in the center, all in red, white and pink pigment
    23 in. (58.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Howard Hollis & Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1957.


    Exhibited

    The Columbia University Exhibition of Three Thousand Years of the Ceramic Art and Ancient Sculpture of China from the Sackler Collections, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, 11 November 1962 - 18 June 1963.
    3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1987.