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
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    6.5 in. H
    17 cm H
  • Diameter
    7.5
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82007726223
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