The age and origin of this Chinese Blue and White pot is unknown.
It raises 2 ideas, that it is an authentic item which was left in a tidal area for a length of time to invite barnacle formation, of which there are 1,220 species. Or, that it is a beautiful fake, an item similar in intent as those from Damien Hirst's Venice Biennale Installation - Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.
Both stories invite you to research, form opinions and to enjoy the object that has an undeniable link with history, art and nature.
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