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Lot 116: GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY TRIPOD WINE VESSEL WARRING STATES PERIOD 16.5cm high
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY TRIPOD WINE VESSEL
WARRING STATES PERIOD
of cylindrical shape with a convex base, supported on three cabriole legs, the vessel decorated with horizontal grooved bands around the top, middle and base, the legs decorated with simple human faces, the exterior covered with a deep green finely crackled glaze, the base with the remains of three spur
- Good overall appearance with some nicks to the tripod feet, one of the feet has been drilled
- Slight glaze wear as consistent with age
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Vessels of this shape are usually found with legs in the form of crouching bears. This example is rare because of the human faces. A Western Han painted pottery example illustrated in Huanghe Wenming Zhan, no. 77, p. 104, excavated in 1984 at Pingshuo, Shanxi province, and now in the collection of the Pingshuo Archaeological Working Team, also appears to have human-face decoration to the legs.