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Pair of Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Green Glazed Hu Vases - 206 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,489) 99.4%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391390839971 Details: Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A superb pair of large ancient Chinese green glazed vases, dating to China's Han Dynasty, circa 206 BC - 220 AD.Of undulating, elegant form, the piriform bodies glisten with a silvery green glaze. These beautiful vases were used as storage vessels for wine and other liquids, and were ultimately intended for use in the afterlife as a show of wealth and status. The shapes of these wonderful pieces were influenced by far older bronze wine vessels, first produced for the elite of ancient Chinese society, in the late Shang Dynasty. It is rare to find two Hu of such perfect form, symmetry, glaze and size. As such they make a fantastic display. Height: 17 1/4 inches each.Condition: Both vases in a fine state of preservation, intact and with no restorations. One example comes with a copy of a thermoluminescence test from Oxford Authentication. Provenance: Ex. Dutch private collection, acquired 1990s. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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