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Chinese Han Dynasty Large Unglazed Belly Jar as Table Lamp



A large Chinese Han Dynasty unglazed terracotta 'belly' jar or 'Hu' that has been mounted as a table lamp. Unglazed pottery like this dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). The vase or jar has a beautifully aged, gray patina and is belly-shaped with decorative incised rings around the mid-section. This lamp is wired for use in the U.S. The electrical cable is installed at the base of the lamp pole, so not to damage the jar. The vase dimensions are 10.25 inches high x 11.75 inches in diameter. The lampshade is handmade in Belgium of fine linen and has a high quality gold foil inner lining. The lining prevents light from showing through the shade and casts a warm light.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.13 in. (46.06 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50.02 cm)Depth: 19.69 in. (50.02 cm)
  • Style
    Chinese Export (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    206 BC-220 AD
  • Condition
    Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Wichita, KS
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 19481stDibs: LU979526833132

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    Ships From: Wichita, KS
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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