Large Chinese Double Peach Toggle, 18th C.
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1800: item # 1166711
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369 Montezuma Ave., #562
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2626
|DESCRIPTION: A very nice old Chinese toggle carved from a striated wood in the form of two peaches. The peach is a symbol of longevity and this thick toggle has a wonderful aged patina that only comes from age and handling. Strung with a cord through the holes under the stems, it would have hung from a sash and been used as a counterweight to a tobacco pouch or other utilitarian object. A wonderful example of Chinese folk art, this toggle dates from the 1700’s. DIMENSIONS: 2 ½” wide (6.4 cm) x 1 ¾” high (4.5 cm).|