TRIBAL & ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
PSW00069 • PICKLE POTS WITH ZODIAC CONFIGURATION

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PSW00069
PICKLE POTS WITH MOTIFS OF THE ZODIAC.
WITH LID.
STONEWARE WITH A THICK GREEN GLAZE.
SOUTH CHINA.
CIRCA 1850.

These stoneware ceramics with thick green glazes are found throughout the Indonesian Archipelago. They were a form of barter currency. They simply functioned as a trade that was like money, and they had additional practical applications. The Indonesians stored pickled eggs, vegetables and other contents in these strong ceramics. The actual kiln site in Southern China where these wares were made has been active for two thousand years, since the Han Dynasty. It is the longest producing ceramic site on earth. Sometimes ceramics like these are called Exportware by experts because they were made with maritime trade in mind.

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Pickle Pots with Zodiac Configuration

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