Eastern Han Dynasty Glazed Steamer, circa 25AD - 88 AD
The richly green glazed flowerpot shaped steamer, with perforated holes to allow the steam to escape, was used in Han cooking, as it would be today. The amazing thing is that it exists at all, let alone in perfect condition. There are spur marks at the top for the firing of the glaze. Of course, this would have been intended for use, but in the next world. Nothing was left to chance. Nothing could be neglected.
Diameter at widest part of bowl, 27 cm, Diameter at narrowest part of the base, the perforated end, 9 ½ cm x 16 cm H
Acrylic stand 10½ cm x 10 ½ cm x 1½ cm H