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Large Chinese Warring States Pottery Vessel w/ TL

East Asia, China, Warring States period, ca. 475 to 221 BCE. A large storage vessel of a globular form comprised of buff gray pottery with impressed designs covering the curved exterior walls and shoulders of the body which resolves to a short neck and rolled rim. A special example with a mesmerizing array of impressed decorative patterns from this very early historical era. This vessel would have been inspired by a similar bronze item used to store food, but, because it is made of ceramic, it would have been an inexpensive facsimile made to be placed in the grave. Size: 13.45" W x 16.25" H (34.2 cm x 41.3 cm)

This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) analysis and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.

Condition: Repaired from multiple large pieces. Repairs are mainly around the shoulder and generally unobtrusive. Tiny chips to rim and base. Expected surface wear with earthen deposits commensurate with age.

Provenance: ex-Julian Wong, Lotus Trading Company, Los Angeles, USA, brought into the USA in 1974

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