Gourd Offering Fruit

c. 1900
$388 USD
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Dimensions
W: 4.0" D: 4.0" H: 2.0"
Materials
Ceramic
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Collection #
CCF004D
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$20

Alongside spiritual icons and incense burners, altars used for ancestor worship were ritually laden with offerings of food and ripe fruits. Known as an offering fruit, this ceramic gourd would have been used as an evergreen alternative to fresh fruits during cold seasons. The gourd is a common motif in Chinese art and symbolizes longevity and hope for a large and prosperous family. Dated to the early 20th century, the pumpkin figurine is brushed with vibrant orange and green glaze and adds a wonderful pop of color to a bookcase or table arrangement.

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