Description: Neolithic Chinese pottery, Majiayao culture urn. The first ceramics produced in China around ten or eleven thousand years ago were utilitarian wares and this early role for basic pottery has never diminished. However, long before the Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.), fanciful thin-walled, painted, and burnished earthenwares, some of intricate shapes were being used as ritual vessels in various Neolithic cultures located along the Yellow and Yangtze river valleys. Some of these regional cultures include Ta-ti-wan (6000 B.C.), Pan-po (ca. 5000 B.C.), Miao-ti-kou (4000-3000 B.C.), Ma-jia-yao/Yang-shao (4000-2000 B.C.) Lung shan (3000-2000 B.C.) and Ta-wen-kou (4500-3500 B.C.).. Superb item in great condition, ideal for display and interior decoration. This item has been professionally cleaned to show original details, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Condition: Very Fine - original painting / see photos
Date: Majiayao culture - 3300 to 2000 BC.
Item Id; b15
Provenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.
Obtained from an old British collection, acquired between 1960-1990 in the European and Japanese Art Market.
This item has been dated according to style and patina, the seller believes this piece is from the period. Because of the value no TL test or Radiography have been made for this item
- Ancient Neolithic Chinese - Majiayao Culture -
- Large Handled Pot / Urn
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 3300 - 2000 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo