Lot 1106. A large green-glazed red pottery jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), 17 3/8 in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
Of pear shape, the shoulder molded with a hunting scene incorporating various fleeing animals, including a dragon, deer, tiger and several hunters, between bow-string borders and interrupted by a pair of applied, molded mask and ring handles, covered allover with a dark green glaze now iridesced to a gold and silvery color, the similarly glazed flat base with remains of three spur marks.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 23 September 1995, lot 371.
Christie's. Magnificent Qing Monochrome Porcelains and Earlier Works of Art from the Gordon Collection, 24 March 2011, New York