Rustic and Rare this Vintage Chinese Stoneware Chop Stick Holder, Twin Wall Pocket Vase. A favorite item we love to find from time to time. Features a unique design and finish. Designed to be wall mounted in Chinese homes to hold the families Chopsticks. Made of Chinese Stoneware decorated with primitive characters and symbols, finished with a brown glaze.
Fun and functional collectible. Use in your Modern Rustic Kitchen, Dining Room or Garden as a vase or utensil holder. Pefect for a Modern Farmhouse.
DIMENSION: 7.5 "L x 2.5" W x 5 "H
ORIGIN: China, part of a collection purchased from dealer
CIRCA: Unknown, estimate Early to Mid 20th century
CONDITION: Good condition consistent with age and use
HISTORY & FACTS: Chopsticks were first used in 1200 BC in China, where they were made of metal and used for reaching into boiling pots. At the time, people would eat their food with their hands, as it was cooked in large pieces and this was a reasonable option.
This changed in 400 AD when a population boom meant that people hadto conserve resources like cooking fuel to survive. A solution was to cut food into smaller pieces, meaning it would take less time and resources to cook. Using chopsticks to pick up the small pieces became a practical way to eat.