Lot 613. Two Yueyao stoneware jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). The taller 17 1/4in (43.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 10,000 (€ 6,200 - 8,800). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
Each of similar ovoid shape, the upper body encircled by three raised grooved ribs, separating two bands of incised zoomorphic motifs, interrupted by a pair of loop handles suspending fixed rings, covered with a olive-green glaze, the unglazed lower buff-colored body burnt reddish in the firing; one with a broad flat rim encircling the mouth; the other surmounted by a cylindrical neck and flaring rim, unglazed on the outside and decorated with incised wave bands.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
One acquired in New York City, 9 November 2002.