A rare inscribed gray pottery ink stone, Han dynasty, dated Jianchu 5th year, corresponding to 80 AD | 漢 建初五年 （公元80年）石箕形灰陶硯
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A rare inscribed gray pottery ink stone
Han dynasty, Dated Jianchu 5th year, corresponding to 80 AD
inscribed to the interior sides with Jianchu wunian (5th year of the Jianchu regin) and shizhi wenzi (the creation of characters)
In overall good condition with some insignificant minute flakes and nicks to the rims, as can be expected. Some age-appropriate wear and minor firing imperfections, including two very short firing line to the rim.
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Collection of Sir Percival (1892-1964) and Lady David (1914-1995).
Sotheby's London, 5th December 1961, lot 140.
Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.1.6.
大維德爵士 (1892-1964) 及大維德夫人 (1914-1995) 收藏
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