Lot 783. A large painted red pottery jar and a cover, hu, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 23 in. (58.4 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The sides painted in polychrome with a band of cloud scroll interrupted by a pair of applied mask handles below sweeping cloud scroll reserved on a black ground on the neck, with further scrolls on the cover
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.
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.