A painted pottery ‘cocoon’ jar
Western Han dynasty (206 BC – AD 9)
The compressed rounded jar has a circular waisted neck and spreading foot and is painted in red, white and bluish-grey pigments with vertical bands of swirling cloud motifs.
24.5 cm high
Formerly in the collection of Robert Suermont
For a very similar example see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One, pl.67.