A Chinese (Hebei or Henan Province) cold painted earthenware covered tripod vessel ('ding'), Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8), ca 23 cm. high and 26 cm. Ø.
The horizontal ellipsoidal body on curved legs, decorated in orange yellow with a band of spiraling motifs, the possibly associated domed cover with perforated flattened top, decorated in yellow and white with a band of lozenges, circles and dots, remains of plant roots (see image #18), rim chip (image #15), presumably, but not obviously restored. some pictures of other example of the same period have been added. Covers seem to be always different but the cover may not be appropriate.
Purchased at auction house De Eland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (December 1998).
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- Vessel and cover
- Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 220 A.D.)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- A rare cold painted earthenware covered 'ding', 206 BC - AD 8
- Good condition, see description
- 23×26×26 cm