Chinese Lotus Cast Iron Apothecary Jar

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China was the earliest known civilization to make cast iron, first appearing thousands of years ago during the illustrious Zhou dynasty. This more recent 19th century jar originally used by a Chinese herbal doctor exhibits the rustic character and textured surface created by the sand mold that was used to shape the vessel and Craft its delicate lotus design. The finish has aged beautifully over time and acquired a rich brown patina.

 
Details
Of the Period
Qing
Place of Origin
China
Date of Manufacture
1850
Period
1850-1859
Materials and Techniques
Iron
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
6.5 in. H
17 cm H
Diameter
7.5
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU82007726223
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