Vintage Rooster Design from Porcelain Bowl

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This rooster design brings me a lot of good memories, and it also means a lot to Chinese Culture.  what's the meaning of this rooster bowl in Chinese Culture? 

In the olden days, most farmer families cannot afford bowls painted with exquisite dragon and phoenix illustrations like the typical porcelain dinnerware we saw in museums. But this rooster design plays a significant meaning to many Chinese families during the 1930s-1970s. It means flourishing family, prosperity, and a good future.

 In the 60s, rooster bowls were all over the streets in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan because the food stalls and food courts were using rooster bowls – it has become a collective memory for many Southeast Asians. 

In the olden days, most Chinese families undertook agriculture as their livings; this rooster represents hard work as a nature alarm to start their day on the farm. 

About 15 years ago, I found a shop in San Francisco Chinatown cost about 75 cents each. I think I bought all of them home at that time. They are still very precious to me.

These rooster bowls are best to use for homemade noodle soups. It feels like going back to the old days with mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa. Chinese phase is 回味家乡的味道.

 

 


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