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Lot 0343
**Originally Listed At $700**

East Asia, China, Warring States period, ca. 475 to 221 BCE. A large storage vessel of a globular form comprised of buff gray pottery with impressed designs covering the curved exterior walls and shoulders of the body which resolves to a short neck and rolled rim. A special example with a mesmerizing array of impressed decorative patterns from this very early historical era. This vessel would have been inspired by a similar bronze item used to store food, but, because it is made of ceramic, it would have been an inexpensive facsimile made to be placed in the grave. Size: 9.15" W x 11.5" H (23.2 cm x 29.2 cm)

This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) analysis and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.

Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection

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Small losses from rim, otherwise in very good condition with light deposits on surface and nice preservation of motifs.

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Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Storage Jar, TL'd

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
$6500 bids
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