medicine pot

DIA100xH90mm, China

After the miniature bamboo steamer, we have the miniature medicine pot.  Made with a sandy type of clay, this pottery container is identical to the real thing.  Unlike the normal teapot the handle and the spout are placed in the same direction which makes pouring easier.  The doctor for Chinese medicine normally prescribe for the herbs to be boiled with certain amount of water (e.g. 6 bowls) and to be reduced to a lesser amount (say 1 bowl).  It will be hard to judge by time how long the brewing will take and every now and then one will have to pour out the medicine to see if the correct amount has been reached.