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    Posted 6 years ago

    aubeachbum
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    Item was purchased in Cambodia and had been recovered from the sea.
    Does anyone know what exactly it is or for what it was used?

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    1. shrine shrine, 6 years ago
      It's call Kendi vase, used for ceremonial hand washing in Arabian region. The best was made by Chinese in Ming dynasty.

      The bad news is this one is a modern twist.
    2. aubeachbum, 6 years ago
      Thank you Shrine. This one was recovered from under the sea. Hence the attached oyster shell. See the new photo.
    3. shrine shrine, 6 years ago
      aubeachbum, there are people out there doing a business called porcelain aquaculture or so. They place porcelain vase in a oyster cage of oyster farm to grow the shellfish on the vase. They'll have a story to tell customers 1 year later.

      There is a post on this forum features a real piece from Tek Sing ship wreck. Notice it's relatively clean and no shell growing on the porcelains in the underwater photo.

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176243-tek-sing-rice-bowl
    4. aubeachbum, 6 years ago
      Thanks again for the very interesting and useful information.

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