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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.

Chinese Pot with Barnacles

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