Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC
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A wonderful ancient Chinese pottery figure of a recumbent bull, dating to the Han dynasty, circa 206 BC - 220 AD.


The creature shown seated, with head raised and gazing out through large, round eyes, decorated with black, white and orange pigment.


Although of relatively simple form and modestly decorated, this ancient ceramic perfectly captures the charm and character of its subject.



Length: 9 inches.


Condition: Intact and with no restorations. Excellent preservation of original pigment


Provenance:


Formerly in the collection of Mr. M. O'Hara. A picture of Mr. O'Hara will be provided to the new purchaser upon request.

 

Mr. O'Hara was a prominent numismatist, author and collector who in later life developed a passion for Chinese terracotta art of the Han - Song period. He sought only the finest examples of their type, buying at a time in the late 1980s when examples without widespread deceptive restorations could still be acquired. ArtAncient purchased the entire collection directly from his heirs and is now honoured to present these items to the market after nearly 35 years.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC
Ancient Coins - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC
Ancient Coins - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC
Ancient Coins - Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Pottery Bull - 206 BC
Prix SKU: 41019
US$ 1,400.00
  • € 1,154.86
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  • CHF 1,264.76
  • CAD 1,697.64

Cotation au: 05/16/21

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