An 'Ash-glazed' proto-porcelain hu-form jar, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC

Lot 779. An 'ash-glazed' proto-porcelain hu-form jar, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) highEstimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The shoulder incised with two bands of scrolls between raised borders and applied with a pair of mask and ring handles, all under a mottled olive-toned glaze below combed decorative bands on the unglazed neck

Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. 

Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.