Asian Art – Antiquities, Antiques, Decorative & Vintage

Lot 225:

A CHINESE PAINTED GREY POTTERY FITTING IN THE...

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Start price: £80

Estimated price: £80 - £120

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A CHINESE PAINTED GREY POTTERY FITTING IN THE FORM OF A BEAR, HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD). An unusual item originally purchased as a ‘spout in the form of a mythological creature’. The bear was a popular symbol in the Han dynasty and could be found used as a fixings or supports made in bronze, ceramic and jade. With a Certificate of Authenticity from B.C.Galleries, E1133, dated July 2004. 13.5cm height.
Provenance: From a private Essex collection. Purchased from B.C. Galleries, Ancient Art & Archaeology Ethnographic Art, Australia 2004.