Chinese collection

Item LL 6575
detail of blue glaze on surface of vase of item LL 6575
detail of glaze on surface of vase of item LL 6575
detail of surface of vase of item LL 6575
detail of neck of vase of item LL 6575
detail of label on vase of item LL 6575

Accession no: LL 6575
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Wine jar
Materials: Earthenware with lead glaze
Place made: China
Date made: Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Measurements: H. 42.8 cm, DB. 43.5 cm

Description: Wine jar with globular body, contracted neck, and spreading mouth. On the shoulders, two moulded lion masks with rings; bands of wheel-made ribbing on the body, shoulders and lips; three rudimentary feet. A funerary vessel of earthenware; the glaze originally dark green but now become pale silvery green and iridescent through long burial.

Provenance
Purchased by the Trustees from John Sparks, Ltd., in 1947, for the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Curator’s Report to the Trustees of June 1947 in the LLAG archives.