Chinese Neolithic Decorated Jar

£ 300.00

A nice Chinese neolithic slate-grey pottery jar with everted rim and a band of impressed decoration comprising wedges of cuneiform shape around the shoulders; standing on a flat base.


Date: Circa 2000 - 1500 BC
Period: Chinese Neolithic Period
Condition: Complete and intact.


SKU: AS-2016 Category:

The first ceramics produced in China around ten or eleven thousand years ago were wares designed for use, and this early role for basic pottery has never diminished. However in neolithic times thin-walled, painted, and burnished earthenwares – some of intricate shapes – were being used as ritual vessels in various Neolithic cultures located along the Yellow and Yangtze river valleys.



Weight 561 g
Dimensions H 12.9 cm

Pottery and Porcelain



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