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A RARE PAIR OF SICHUAN GREY POTTERY JARS

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A RARE PAIR OF SICHUAN GREY POTTERY JARS
western han dynasty

Each with a pair of broad flattened handles extending from the everted lip to the rounded body, carved in relief to each side with a pair of spirals in mirror image, the neck and handles incised and impressed with geometric patterns, small surface chips
the larger 7in. (18cm.) high (2)

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Jars of this shape were produced in both the Warring States and the Han Dynasty in Western Sichuan province. Related published examples are illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, vol.I, Tokyo National Museum, pl.4 and by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.I, no.65, where other examples are listed
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