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 50 yrs old. Constructed from coiled split bamboo. Four sections. The 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, and is supported on five small tapered legs. The top cup is new, and not the original. 7½" high, 7½" diameter.
EUR € 50.
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