EFE04 A painted pottery Cocoon jar


Western Han dynasty, 2nd or early 1st century BC

The flask has a flattened ovoid body often referred to as cocoon or duck-egg shaped. It has a circular waisted neck and spreading foot and is painted in red, white and bluish-grey pigments with vertical bands of swirling cloud motifs.
Height 24,5 cm

For a very similar piece see Regina Krahl in: Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Volume One, 1994, No.67




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