Green Glazed Tripod Vessel


Green Glazed Tripod Vessel

Early to Mid Western Han Dynasty
Height 17 cm; Diameter 23 cm.
P R O V E N A N C E:
Formerly in the collection of Professor G.R. Coope.
A Green-Glazed Red Pottery Tripod Vessel and Cover

Green Glazed Tripod Vessel, the globular body encircled by a central tripod rid below upright curved handles, supported on elegant tripod splayed legs, the domed cover moulded in relief and surmounted by three conical bosses, surrounded by swirling lines and a pointed-leaf pattern band, the interior glazed green.

The shape of this vessel is based on bronze ding prototypes. A number of green-glazed pottery examples, with pairs of crossed fish moulded on the cover were included in the exhibition, Spirit of Han, Ceramics for the After-Life, Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Singapore, 1991, Catalogue, nos. 110, 111 and 113

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