London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A PAINTED POTTERY COCOON JAR, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
painted in red and cream pigments with swirling design; a stepped pottery funerary jar and cover, with four rows of applied hooks to the sides, Six Dynasties (220-580); a greyish celadon glazed jar with applied curling bands, one line of calligraphy to the body, Six Dynasties (220-580); and a faux marble tripod censer with twin handles -- the first, 11in. (28cm.) wide. (4)
Plesch collection; acquired from Ormonde, London, June 1993 (Cv 28); from W. Clayton, London, 1968 (Cv 28l); from Lundgreen, Stockholm, Sweden, July 1972 (Cv 26); from Sotheby's, London, 24th July 1967 (Cv 21h).
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For similar pieces to the two Six Dynasties vessels, see: Dr. Isaac Newton, A Thousand Years of Potting in the Hunan Province', in TOCS, Vol. 26, 1950-51, pp. 27-36, pl. 6 a&b.
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