Chinese Monumental Terracotta Vessel

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Made of unglazed terracotta this Chinese storage jar bears the marks of its creation in the smoky clouds that coat its exterior. The vessel was likely pit fired, a process that dates back thousands of years. Basically a baking technique, clay objects were put in a pit, covered with combustibles and burned. At high heat, vapors swirl around the objects staining the clay with haphazard swirls of color. With its distinctive coloration and wide, open profile, this monumental vessel makes a statement planted or not.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Qing
  • Place of Origin
    China
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    27.5 in. H
    70 cm H
  • Diameter
    36.75
  • Dealer Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82007726403
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