Tea Bowl Item Number: 2897/9 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Small lacquer tea bowl with light orange, green and brown designs on an orange-red background. Interior of bowl is orange-red. Around the central design is a border composed of a series of alternating orange-red and brown stripes sandwiching a band of green triangles on a brown background. The border encompasses the top and the bottom of the central design. The background of the central design is orange-red cross-hatching over brown. Interspersed on the background are abstract green and light orange floras. There are nine elephants circling the bowl. Some of the elephants are adorned with a light orange design while others are brown. The elephants are all walking in the same direction but their trunk positions differ. Also, some elephants look behind them as they walk. At the bottom of the bowl, there is a small foot with a brown interior.