Here we have a 3000 - 4000-year-old terracotta jar from Britain's Bronze Age.
The vast majority of Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery on today's arts and antiquities markets come from burial mounds (or tumuli) which are common in the British countryside, and the majority of which were excavated in the Victorian period. Pottery vessels of this period typically consisted of urns, beakers, bowls, dipper cups, pots, and as we have here, jars.
The jar is entirely intact and displays a globular body with lipped rim.
Mounted on a plinth of oak.
BRONZE AGE JAR
Acquired by Timeless in 2020, previously the property of a West Essex gentleman. Formerly in a 1980s collection of ancient ceramics.