Blue and White Rice Bowl

c. 1900
$88 USD
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H: 2.25" Dia: 6.0"
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This late 19th-century footed bowl would have been offered in Central Asia by Chinese traders along the Silk Road in exchange for spices or gems. The Chinese artisans who hand painted it with scrolls, loops, and crossed lines thought the decorations looked similar to Arabic and Hindi calligraphy. The bowl would have been used daily for tea, rice, noodles, and soup, and today we like it for the stories it offers of the art and cultural history that spans from East to West Asia.

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