A green-glazed 'Mythical beast' jar, hu, Han dynasty

Lot 406. A green-glazed 'Mythical beast' jar, hu, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); 35 cm, 13 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 27,500 HKD (2,956 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

the shoulder decorated in relief with a band of mythical beasts, divided by two taotie masks suspending mock rings, the body applied with a rich green glaze.

Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 6th July 1995, lot 405.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017