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Beautiful Cobalt Blue and White Banded Yellowware Tea Bowl


Measuring 6" in diameter and 3.25" high, this is a lovely medium size yellowware tea bowl.  A thick rich cobalt band encirces the central portion of the slanted sides.  Three creamy white bands can be found both below and above the cobalt band.  

Bowls of this shape with slanted sides and slight pedestal are referred to as waste bowls or tea bowls.  Such bowls were used as receptacles for tea leaves at the table.  Very few yellowware pieces were produced for table use which is one of the main reasons tea bowls in general are rare.  Ones with cobalt banding are even more elusive.

Cobalt was more expensive to use in production and thus was mostly avoided.  Blue color such as this is usually attributed to the Jeffords Pottery Company.  Jeffords was the most highly regarded manufacturer of yellowware with their pieces being unusual in form and banding.  

Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. 


6" diameter


Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs.



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