Fine Blue and White Porcelain Spoon

c. 1850
$188 USD
Make an Offer
Dimensions
W: 4.75" D: 2.0" H: 1.75"
Materials
Porcelain
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BNSPECIALF
Estimated Shipping
$15

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.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait krueger
Elizabeth Krueger | Elizabeth Krueger Design

“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces