Green Canton Apothecary Jar

c. 1920
$388 USD
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Dimensions
H: 13.0" Dia: 10.0"
Materials
Ceramic
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Collection #
BJC063
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$75

In traditional Chinese healing, medicine alone could not cure a person’s illness. A physician would strive to balance a patient's vital energy, their yin and yang, as a person is believed to become ill when these two forces lose harmony. The medicinal herbs used to restore balance to a patient's energies were stored in apothecary jars such as this one. Beautifully coated in an irregular turquoise glaze, this elegant ceramic vessel would have once lined the walls of a Chinese apothecary.

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