Our pair of very rare grey pottery wine jars and covers(HU) were inspired by bronze vessels of the Warring States period. The burnished surface imparts a soft attractive sheen. Both the jars and the covers have one single band of lightly incised ornament. This type of ware was found mostly in Hebei tombs - the most famous being that
of King Cuo, Zongshan state. (Warring States period). These wares were made specifically to be placed in a tomb.
Western Han period, 3rd c BCE
H: 35cm (14")
*Wu Hung in his superb book 'The Art of the Yellow Springs' when referring to the King Cuo burnished black wares, interestingly notes that this unusual ware was a conscious imitation to the famous Longshan burnished grey pottery wares of Neolithic date
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