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A small painted pottery jar, Qijia culture, 2050-1700 B.C. 齊家文化 彩陶瓶

Property from the Ronald W. Longsdorf Collection | Ronald W. Longsdorf 收藏

A small painted pottery jar, Qijia culture, 2050-1700 B.C. 齊家文化 彩陶瓶

A small painted pottery jar, Qijia culture, 2050-1700 B.C. 齊家文化 彩陶瓶

Property from the Ronald W. Longsdorf Collection

A small painted pottery jar,

Qijia culture, 2050-1700 B.C.

Ronald W. Longsdorf 收藏

齊家文化 彩陶瓶


h. 15 cm

Firing-related cracks to the mouthrim, with an associated restuck chip and minor losses (visible in photos). Old flakes predominantly to the mouthrim, max. approx. 0.9 cm. 

口沿見窰裂,導致剝陶原件修復及細小剝落(相片可見)。舊剝痕尤其於口沿,最大約0.9公分。


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Ronald W. Longsdorf, The Pottery Age: An Appreciation of Neolithic Ceramics from China, Circa 7000 BC - Circa 1000 BC, Hong Kong, 2020, pl. 73.


Ronald W. Longsdorf, 《陶誌:中國新石器時代陶器 約西元前7000年 – 前1000年》,香港,2020年,圖版73

Neatly painted in sepia with two registers of triangular motifs around the pear-shaped body, below echoing pendent triangular lappets of cross-hatching motifs encircling the flared rim, the painted geometrical designs on the present jar are relatable to those on contemporaneous pottery vessels, and were likely drawn from the Neolithic potters' daily routine to depict elements of nature, such as mountains reflected in water.


See a slightly earlier inlaid pottery jar from the Majiayao culture, also from the collection of Ronald W. Longsdorf and similarly decorated with cross-hatching motifs and triangular elements, sold in these rooms, 25th May 2022, lot 815.