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White bowl with lid

White bowl with lid


This bowl with lid was probably used for tea. Because this kind of glass imitates white jade it is sometimes known as ‘poor man’s jade’.

Base height: 6.0 cm, base diameter: 11.2 cm, lid height: 3.0 cm, lid diameter: 9.3 cm, combined height: 8.6 cm

Chinese Description:

盖碗 中国,清朝,约 1830-1900 这类盖碗大抵用于饮茶。而其材质模仿白玉,更被喻为贫士玉。 玻璃

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1830-1900, Qing dynasty

Copyright: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Object ID:N4693A&B

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