HUGE CHINESE HAN DYNASTY BLACK GREY POTTERY AMPHORA “EYE” VASE
a very large and impressive Chinese Han dynasty black-pottery amphora “eye” vase.
This vase is an amazing and bold period example. In my opinion this vases design is one of the most unique, bold and ingenious early vase designs that was ever created. The vase is completely hand carved throughout made of a unique unglazed black pottery. I just love the satiny finish of the pottery and when displayed with the proper lighting the vase has an incredible visual appeal. The vase could use a light cleaning and shows some very minor imperfections. The vase is otherwise in very fine unaltered original condition with no large chips, cracks, or repairs. I believe about as fine of condition as one could ever wish to find an example of this extremely old age and size in. The vase is an impressive large size example, the largest example I have personally handled measuring 13 1/4 inches tall, by 12 inches long across the handles, and 10 inches wide to the body. This Han dynasty amphora vase is a truly fine investment-grade example.