Kovel’s Antiques and Collecting: Zhadou bowls used for discarded tea leaves | Lifestyles

I saw a beautiful antique Chinese porcelain bowl at an auction. It was blue and white with painted dragons, and it had an unusual shape — rounded with a flared rim. The description called it a “zhadou,” but did not say what that meant. A zhadou is a bowl for discarding used tea leaves and …

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