This great piece of yellow ware is a tea bowl. During the 1700s and early 1800s tea was an expensive commodity and after tea was brewed, the tea leaves would be saved in tea bowls until the next use. Tea bowls have a unique shape, they always have flat sloped sides that angle in to a rounded raised foot, and no rim like other bowls. This is the second and larger of two matching graduated tea bowls I've listed with black and white bands. The bands are perfectly formed with no misses or smears.Size tea bowl measuring 6 wide by 3 1/8. There is a drying line just above the rounded foot that occurred as the clay was drying before the tea bowl was fired and glazed. This is only on the surface of the clay and does not go through to the inside of the bowl. When found, tea bowls are often chipped, cracked or stained from use. This tea bowl has no post production damage. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates".fever" and is located in this country: US.
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