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Container with lid, made from the whole rind of a citrus fruit. The container has been moulded into shape and was probably decorated at the same time with raised designs. Possibly used to contain tea.


jar (food processing & storage); lid (containers)

Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  jar (food processing & storage); lid (containers)

China, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  China 
Date made
early 20th century
Additional date information
date made:  early 20th century 

Additional material & technique information
material: fruit (overall)
overall: 82.55 x 79.38 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 82.55 x 79.38 mm

Related objects
part of lid (containers) (28.1.48/2ii)
Related subjects
association: Tea
association: Food and Feasting
object name: jars (food processing & storage)
object name: lids (containers)

Record created 2018-02-01 by RWEST
Record last updated 2018-05-16 by RWEST

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