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Of high-shouldered, tapering form, decorated in imitation of basketweave with overlapping combed sections of vertical and horizontal lines which become more diagonally arranged on the lower body and end above the flat base, the shoulder with a very lightly combed plain band below an everted mouth rim with flat top, the body burnt partially red in the firing; together with a gray pottery cocoon-shaped jar, Han dynasty, the rounded oval body raised on a spreading pedestal foot and scored with widely spaced concentric grooves which begin at each end, surmounted by a short neck encircled by two bowstring bands below a canted mouth rim with raised edges
12¼in. (31.1cm.) high; 13in. (33cm.) long (2)
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Compare a gray pottery jar of the same size and shape which is similarly decorated, particularly in the way the overlapping combed sections of horizontal and vertical lines are diagonally arranged on the body, included in the exhibition, Ancient Chinese Ceramics From The Neolithic Period to the Western Han, Uragami Sokyu-Do Co., Ltd., 1991 Catalogue, p. 81

The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 866e64 is consistent with the dating of this lot

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