HAN DYNASTY 206 B.C – 220 A.D. Mingqi Pottery

A Large Han Pottery Object, Probably a Lamp (Previously described as “Possibly a Cover for a Massive Funerary Vase”). Decorated with Applied as Well as Carved Decoration. The Decoration Including Three Human Figures on the Top, Four Loops, Six Leaf Shaped Ornaments, as well as Horsemen Moulded in Relief Around the Base. This Unusual Object has the Remains of Degraded Glaze in Places.


Condition: Poor ; the glaze totally degraded, three of the human figures re-stuck, all of the leaf ornaments re-stuck but rather lose.

Size: Height : 45 cm (17 3/4 inches)



Stock number: 20914

References :
For a very similar Han object described as a” Rare Red Pottery Funerary Lamp or Censer” see : Fine Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby`s Parke Bernet Inc, New York, 8th May 1980, lot 94. Sold for $850.

Stock number: 20914.