Blue and White Ruyi Bulb Bowl

c. 1900
$580 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.0" D: 6.0" H: 3.5"
Materials
Porcelain
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One of a kind
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Collection #
CBH001A
Estimated Shipping
$100

Delicately painted with an elaborate trailing vine motif, this shallow blue-and-white dish is an early 20th-century bulb pot, used for forcing bulbs for indoor floral arrangements. Distinguished from bonsai pots by the lack of drainage holes, bulb pots such as this allowed florists to force bulbs into blossom in time with special occasions. Narcissus was an especially popular flower, and was cultivated to bloom exactly at the new year as a sign of good fortune. Formed in the shape of a ruyi sceptre, a symbol of longevity, and set upon a hardwood stand, this bulb bowl is wonderful as a decorative vide-poche or a shallow planter for succulents.

Additional Dimensions:
Basin Depth: 1.5"

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