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- TheEngineer - 04-25-2012 07:05 PM

Somehow, I've begun to start to collect old wine jars from Asia.

start with some Jin dynasty (1115–1234) jars that held fruit/rice wines, then then it went to the cups and other associated items. This week I was at an auction for chinese art and picked up an Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) wine jar. This thing is 15 inches tall and about 10 inches at its widest point. No major chips and not broken pieces, in original brown glazing which is about the only flaw as Han prefered green glazing. Still to have a 2000 year old piece of history in the cellar (where I put it), feels just great!.... provides the rest of the wine with a it of perspective.


- Drew - 04-28-2012 02:47 PM

Sounds cool...picture?


- Thomas - 05-01-2012 02:00 AM

Yeah, a picture would be a nice idea.


- winoweenie - 05-01-2012 03:53 AM

I mite be able to locate the pixchur they sent with the original offering. WW


- Thomas - 05-01-2012 02:09 PM

WW, was it a picture or a pictograph that you received???


- winoweenie - 05-01-2012 03:53 PM

Heavy sucker. Nice stone they used tho. WW


- TheEngineer - 06-20-2012 08:43 PM

Added to the collction a Silver "Jue" a ceremony cup from the Ming Era. This one is simplier than the last one I had. Loving pulling some ofthe history around drinking along with the cellar.