Rare and hence highly valuable - this "Hu" shaped jar dates from the Chinese Han dynasty - circa 206 BC - 220 AD. Crafted of terracotta with relief decoration and deep, dark green glaze. Comparable ancient Han vessels sell for $5,000 to $25,000. However you can have one in your home for a fraction of that cost due to this vase being drilled long ago to become a lamp. Recently rewired - this lamp has all new electrical equipment including a black linen lampshade. Vintage carved wood base with new cork bottom liner. Black baluster finial. See photos for details.
Measures 24.5" high from base to finial. 16" diameter with shade. Vase alone measures 12.38" tall x 8.5" diameter. Shade itself measures 13" top diameter x 16" bottom diameter x 10" high.
In excellent "ancient" condition - the vase is structurally sound with a variety of ancient surface chips, crazing, glaze loss, with one hole that measures approximately three eighths of an inch in diameter.
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Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Hu Jar Lamp
In excellent "ancient" condition - the vase is structurally sound with a variety of ancient surface chips, crazing, glaze loss, with one hole that measures approximately three eighths of an inch in diameter. Recently rewired with all new electrical equipment. New black linen lampshade. See photos for details.