Crane rice bowl lid

Kitchen Qing: blue and white porcelain used for simple meals.
Steamed rice is a staple food in Chinese culture especially for the Southern Chinese who migrated to South East Asia in the 18th and 19th century because of civil wars, hardship and starvation.
The free trade between imperial China and Malaya under the British empire attracted many Chinese to move there as labourers.
Sketch of the day no 1264 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Crane rice bowl lid.