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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
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 6.5 in.

    H 16.51 cm

  • Diameter
    7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    CAI051
  • Reference number
    LU82007726223

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