A green-glazed vase

Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25 – 220)

the vase is standing on a high tapering foot rising to slender waisted neck and a spreading bowl-shaped mouth, the exterior entirely covered with a green glaze which acquired large areas of even iridescence, the body is decorated with several bands of raised lines around the shoulders, neck and mouth, as well as three bands of short vertical lines, the rim with several upright glaze drops and three spur marks, the glaze covering the inside of the mouth and running further down the interior revealing the brick-red earthenware, the glazed base with three further spur marks

height 41 cm



A Dutch private collection, acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s

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