SOLD Ancient Chinese Green Glaze Ceramic Han Dynasty Stove Model
SOLD An authentic Ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty period time (25-220 AD) ceramic model of a cooking stove decorated with two cooking cauldrons and the tableware. Reddish earthenware covered with rich green glaze. Models of stoves, both in bronze and ceramic were popular during the Han dynasty but became rare in later periods. In ancient China like in ancient Egypt, the afterlife was conceived as a continuation of life on earth. To provide for the needs of the afterlife, a variety of mortuary objects were buried with the person to enjoy in next existence wealth and happiness. The ceramic stove would have been used by the model chef to prepare the delicacies most favored by our tomb occupant in the afterlife.
CONDITION: The stove is in good condition, considering its age, approximately 2000 years except for small chips. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 19.7cm (7 3/4 in).Width: 18cm (7 1/8 in). Height: 10cm (4 in).
REFERENCES: Another similar stove is in the Royal Ontario Museum collection published in the book Royal Ontario Museum collection of The T.T. Tsui Galleries of Chinese Art Published in 1996, plate 47. Please see picture
And also in the book Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty by Laurie Barnes, Pengbo Ding, Jixian Li, Kuishan Quan, Yoh Kanazawa, William R. Sargent, Zhiyan Li Page: 153
Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco by Li He. Page: 75. No.77.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
To see other examples of similar ceramic stove model in The Harvard Art Museums is please view the links below;
This rare Chinese ancient ceramic comes from an old Canadian collection of oriental art, together with other Chinese antiques.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Chinese antiques, which for inexperienced collectors look the same as the authentic objects, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty period time (25-220 AD) ceramic stove model and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.