09 juin 2021

A grey pottery model of a roofed wellhead and a grey pottery bear-shaped lamp base, Han Dynasty

A grey pottery model of a roofed wellhead and a grey pottery bear-shaped lamp base, Han Dynasty

Lot 446. A grey pottery model of a roofed wellhead and a grey pottery bear-shaped lamp base, Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 828 (€ 965). © Bonhams

The well-head of rectangular shape with a platform at the front, impressed with panels of figures, a goat, foliate and geometric designs, with four later wood supports and a simulated tiled roof, 24cm (9 1/2in) wide; the 'bear' vessel of domed form with a short cylindrical neck, carved in relief in the form of a seated bear, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high.

Published,Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 2003, no.32.

Note: See a related well-head, Han dynasty, illustrated by R.D.Jacobsen, Celestial Horses & Long-sleeve Dancers: The David W. Dewey Collection of Ancient Chinese Tomb Sculpture, Minneapolis, 2013, p.86.

Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021


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