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**Originally Listed At $600**

East Asia, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. An ancient vessel made for holding grave offerings of wine or grain, this is a hu, a classic and stylistically rigid form of Chinese funerary vase. It stands on a flat foot, with a gently ridged body up to its shoulder. The shoulders have two small, lugged handles projecting from them. The vessel narrows significantly at its neck and then flares outward to a pronounced rim with an incised border around it. The body is glazed overall with a deep, earthy brown color. Pottery hu were made to imitate bronze vessels of the same form. The piece may have once had a lid to protect the contents within, a sign of the wealth of the deceased. Size: 5.7" W x 7.75" H (14.5 cm x 19.7 cm)

This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated; if purchased, you will receive a report confirming its age.

Provenance: private Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA collection; ex Harmer and Rook Gallery, New York, USA; ex private R. Dreiser collection, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, USA

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Neck and one handle have been repaired with some overpainting along the repair lines. Signs of wear commensurate with age. Very nice surface deposits.

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Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Ash Glazed Hu w/ TL

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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