Offering Vessel

These vessels were generally owned by well-off families, and used to carry cooked food to the monastery. This example is black-lacquered on the exterior, and red on the interior. Approx 60 yrs old. Constructed from coiled split bamboo. Five sections. The bottom main section is fluted, the ribs having been built up separately in thayo and stuck to the sides of the bowl using lacquer as glue. The vessel is supported on six small tapered legs. 14" high. 14" diameter. The top cup is engraved with the name of the maker.

EUR € 225.

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