A large Chinese Han dynasty unglazed terracotta 'belly' jar or '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 or jar has a beautifully aged, gray patina and is belly-shaped with decorative incised rings around the mid-section. The electrical cable is installed at the base of the lamp pole, so not to damage the jar. The vase dimensions are 12 inches high x 13 inches 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.