Large Han Dynasty Grey Earthenware Decorated Dish


A superb Chinese grey earthenware dish, dating to the Han Dynasty period. The dish, of considerable size, sits on a ring foot, features a flat base from which its sides rise flaring into a flattened rim. The central medallion of the dish features an etched decoration with hooked scrolls against a lighter background. A very elegant piece.

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Date: Circa 202 BC-220 AD
Period: Han Dynasty
Provenance: The C. Roger Moss OBE collection. The late C. Roger Moss OBE was a renowned art collector who, throughout the years, thanks to his determination and enthusiasm, was able to create an outstanding collection of artworks, most prominently from China and the Orient, but also from other cultures.
Condition: Very fine, some weathering to the surface due to ageing.

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The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), and its art is notable for aiming to give form to everyday people and objects. It was a period of significant economic growth, and this facilitated discovery and innovation: technical possibilities in the arts increased as a result, enabling artists to push boundaries. The art of the Han dynasty is largely decorative , a shift away from the functional, ritualistic art of the previous Qin dynasty. The large size of this dish might classify it as a grave good, placed in the tomb with the deceased as an offering. 

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Weight 2000 g
Dimensions W 43 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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