A dark green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 788. A dark green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) highEstimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The sides applied with a pair of mask and ring handles, the exterior covered with a dark green glaze, the interior of the neck with a clear glaze.

Provenance: Christian Humann (d.1981), New York, by 1972, named the Pan-Asian Collection by 1977.
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in 1982.

Exhibited: On loan: Denver Art Museum, 1972-1983.

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.