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VERY FINE EXCEPTIONAL WATCHTOWER
Eastern (Later) Han Dynasty (25 – 220 A.D.), China
High 88 cm.
P R O V E N A N C E: Very old and important Dutch collection.
A Very Fine and Exceptional Green Glazed Pottery Model of a Watchtower
VERY FINE EXCEPTIONAL WATCHTOWER. this water tower is modelled in three separate sections, high 89 cm, one balcony on the top with four man armed with crossbows, beautiful sloping tiled roofs, figures on each floor, set in a basin with models of crab, fish and turtle and surmounted on the rim with five birds, covered overall with a green glaze with silvery surface.
Provided with TL-test
Compare also a related green-glazed watchtower with three storeys excavated in Sanshengwan, Lingbao county, Henan province included in the exhibition Spirit of Han, The Southeast Asian Ceramic Society, Singapore, 1991, p. 45, fig. F, together with another water tower included in the exhibition, “Onder dak in China”, The Royal Museum of Arts and History Brussels, 28 September 2007 – 20 April 2008, p.182, fig. 127.