votive bowl; votive container holder (holder (ritual & belief: thanksgiving & votive offerings))

Chinese ceramic tea bowl on brass stand. The stand is probably Tibetan.

Label: Small white exhibition label with black type.

Chinese ceramic and jade bowls were on the whole used by the upper classes, whereas most used bowls of wood. The stand usually came with a metal lid (often topped with a coral or turquoise) to keep the tea warm.

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