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.


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