EASTERN HAN 25 – 75 A.D. Han Stoneware.

A Rare Early Eastern Han Stoneware Farm House. From a Kiln in Guangzhou Province, Han Dynasty c.25-75 A.D. The L-Shaped Farm House is of ‘Pile-Structure’ Type with a Rectangular Hall in Front and a Yard at the Back with a Sow Suckling Her Piglets While the Male Pig Stands Near. The Tiled Roof and the Wooden Structure are Indicated by Incised Lines. Figures can be Seen Inside the Building, They Show People Working, Probably Preparing Grain, a Dog Stands at the Entrance.


Very good, probably one figure missing and something from the hatch at the back of the house. Most of these Han dynasty Guangzhou stoneware houses have a lot of repair.
Diameter : c.41 cm (16 inches). Height : 23.2 cm (9 inches).
Collection of Baroness Dunn. Lydia Selina Dunn, Baroness Dunn, DBE, JP was the Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council and Executive Council in Hong Kong in 1985-1988 and 1988-1995, after Rogerio Hyndman Lobo and Chung Sze Yuen respectively. She has been deputy chairman of HSBC in 1992-2008. As one of the most senior politicians in Hong Kong, Baroness Dunn had considerable influence in the Government of Hong Kong before her retirement in 1992, after Chris Patten was made Governor.
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For a similar Han farm house excavated in 1953 at Longshenggang See : Archaeological Finds from Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong (Guangzhou Museum and the Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 19th November 1983-8th January 1984). Pages 228 item 91. Another similar Han dynasty house inscribed Qian Feng Mu reading as "the tomb of Qian Feng" is illustrated on page 230, item 92.