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Large Grey Pottery Cocoon Vase
Large Grey Pottery Cocoon Vase. The cocoon-shaped body raised on a splayed food and supporting a short cylindrical neck with flat rim.
Excellent condition. High 30 cm., wide 40 cm. Original polychrome!
Qin or Early Western Han dynasty (220 B.C. – 8 A.D.), Shaanxi province, China
Length 40 cm., high 30 cm.
Literature: Spirit of Han, pl. 2 and 3.
Grey earthenware with traces of original pigment.
Most of the Cocoon vases are mid Han dynasty and with size 27 x 30 cm. The present lot is very large size and Qin or Early Han dynasty which makes it exceptional and rare on the present market.
The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Han dynasty.
Provenance: Old Dutch private collection, 1970’s
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