A 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, gray patina with an elongated belly-shape. The electrical cable is installed at the base of the lamp pole, so not to damage the jar. The vase dimensions are 13.5 in. high x 8.5 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.