These two miniature Han dynasty vases were a gift from a dealer. I’ve never seen other ones like them. They are only 11 cm high, and 8,5 in diameter.
They are made from a grey pottery, and they were cold painted. The bottoms show the typical marks as seen on Han wares. They come from a rope which was used to separate the clay from the turning wheel.
They are quite heavy potted, and release a smell when touched. These wares are typically burial wares. What the significance is of these miniature ones is, not clear to me.
The colors used in the paint are the usual Han colors, white, and orange.(sometimes black)