Antique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage JarAntique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage Jar

In the late 1800's Chinese men were brought to the west coast for a number of work projects such as building the railroads. These workers missed the familiar flavors of home cooking and wanted spices and dried food items, so to accommodate that market and ship these items from Asia to the U.S., these compact clay pots were developed. The pots were filled with dried items, sealed with wax and shipped in crates; the pots were similar to a tin can used today, intended for simple one-way usage, but were so handy when empty that many were put to use and have survived until today. Since the pots were meant for casual use, they were created quickly without concern for design or high quality and the bumps and lack of glaze on the bottom reflect this. This pot is 4" high, 2 1/2" across the open top and 3" across the hexagonal rough bottom. Place some silk flowers in this pot and contemplate the stories it could tell of a trip from the Far East and survival of the Wild West. I will combine orders for discount and shipping savings. Please email me with any questions you may have, and thank-you for shopping here at Something Wonderful.

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Antique Chinese Green Pottery Food Storage Jar

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