London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 206)
all of cream ivory tone, comprising two stem cups, each with thin long straight sides raising from a tall foot; a mountain censer and carved cover (po shan lu); a tripod vessel and cover, with short spout and long rectangular handle; and an ear cup of typical form -- The highest, 4¼in. (10.8cm.) high. (7)
First and Second: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 31st July 1965; Third to Fifth: J.T. Tai & Jen Chai, New York, 10th November 1965.
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Third and Fourth: John Hadley Cox, An Exhibition of Chinese Antiquities from Ch'ang-sha, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1939, fig. 6.
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