Jar, stoneware with wood-ash glaze; probably made in Guangdong province, China, Han dynasty, 1st century AD
Height: 38.1 cm, Diameter: 28.6 cm
Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137
C.30 to 36-1952 are types repeatedly excavated at Changsha (Hunan province) and claimed to be manufactured at Yo-chou. Similar pieces were displayed and discussed at a lecture given to the Oriental Ceramic Society in Feb 1952 by Dr. Isaac Newton, entitled "1000 years of potting in Hunan province."
Jar of depressed globular form, with broad tapering neck spreading slightly at the mouth, and rim flanged to take a cover. Below, a constriction pierced with two holes, in line with two small loop handles on the shoulders; and a deep hollow spreading foot. Double wheel-rings round body and shoulder, single ones on neck and foot. Buff stoneware with wood-ash glaze.