Warring States Period Ash-glazed Ware Cup


Ash-glazed ware cup fired in the Warring States period (5th century BC to 3rd century BC). Examples of this type have been excavated in the Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces. The vessel has a slightly inward shape and incised lines design on the exterior.

In South China, ash-glazed ware for funerary use was produced as a substitute for bronze ware in North China during the spring and autumn period. And practical vessels like this piece were increasingly produced in the Warring States period. The incised lines design around the body is derived from bronze ware, but in this piece, the design works as a grip and makes it handy for a cup. It is inferred that the feldspar was mixed in the ash glaze produced in this period, and the white splashes in some spots are a highlight.

There are no noticeable defects other than two chips on the lip. It comes with a box.

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