A large Chinese Han dynasty unglazed terracotta jar, 'Hu,' that has been mounted as a table lamp. Unglazed pottery like this dates to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). This lamp is wired for use in the U.S.
The vase has a beautifully aged patina with an elongated belly-shape, incised bands, and taotie masks (monster faces) on the sides.
The electrical cable is installed at the base of the lamp pole, so not to damage the jar. The vase dimensions are 18.5 in. high x 13.63 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.