Chinese Antiques Wine Cups 3000 BC Neolithic Pottery Ancient China  Ritual Artifact Stone Age Antiquity Antiquities Pair Egg Shell Ceramic - image 1 of 11

Of exceptional rarity here we have a pair of Longshan Culture Neolithic Ritual Vessels in egg-shell black pottery circa 3000 BC.

The pair are intact without repair.

These vessels are astonishing. The workmanship completed entirely by hand and how delicate and light they are!

It is difficult to grasp how old these are let alone the extreme skill required to make such pottery at the time.

The design is beautiful too the proportions and the elegance of these ritual artifacts have a beauty and a subtle complexity. The stems of ancient wine vessels in the shape of bamboo stems.

When you pick one of these astonishing neolithic vessels up in your hand what you notice is how beautifully balanced it is, how lovely to hold and to turn in your hand. Crafted from sandy clay the vessels are amazingly thin just 2mm in places!

They are each a little different the subtle variations in size between the identical pair sensuous and lovely indeed.

The approximate measurements for each are 5 1/2" tall by 3 15/16" in diameter at the top (14cm x 10cm).

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