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Han Dynasty dating from between 206BC and 220AD

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  • Xupes Reference OR1110218
  • Age Han Dynasty dating from between 206BC and 220AD
  • Condition The vase is offered in excellent original condition without restoration. There are a few small chips around the top rim of the jar although these do not detract. A rare and choice piece for any discerning collector!  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • Recently acquired from the life time collection of PH LUNG DS Wikramaratna who was born in Ceylon in 1916 and later moved to London. During his life he built up an extensive collection of Far-Eastern, and mainly Chinese, ceramics, although by no means limited in scope. As a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society he obviously had a fascination with early forms and glazes and had a wonderful eye choosing carefully pieces which had a story to tell. Over the years, PH gave many fine pieces to museums; they can be seen at the British Museum, Victoria and Albert, Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam. He died at the end of 2010 and we have been very fortunate in acquiring more than 150 examples from this choice collection. This is a rare opportunity both for the novice collector and the more experienced buyer to acquire fresh to market and choice examples. We have done our best to identify pieces where possible but leave suggest that interested buyers view our supporting photographs and send us any questions they may have. A superb Northern Chinese Jar or vase decorated in green glazes and dating from the Han dynasty 206BC – 220AD. The heavily potted ovoid shaped red earthenware jar has a flat base with kiln spur marks to the rim. The vase is covered with a green glaze with surface decay providing a silvery iridescence in places. The interior is left unglazed.

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