Fine Blue and White Porcelain Spoon

c. 1850
$141 $188 USD
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Dimensions
W: 4.75" D: 2.0" H: 1.75"
Materials
Porcelain
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BNSPECIALF
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A delicate example of the time-honored practice of blue-and-white ceramics, this 19th-century porcelain soup spoon was likely used as an everyday eating utensil. Used in China as early as the Shang dynasty (1600 - 1046 B.C.), spoons predated chopsticks and remained the most common utensil until the 10th century. The spoon's simple form is patterned with intricate trailing vines, imparting a remarkable sense of movement and elevating it from a functional tool to a sculptural object.

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