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Qing Bamboo Tea Caddy Container for Scholar

Qing Bamboo Tea Caddy Container for Scholar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 896958
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This Bamboo container possibly tea caddy of Qing Dynasty, nicely carved with a picture of deer. "luk" in chinese cultue symbolizes success in officialdom for a scholar or for Mandarin, also meaning high officialdom and accomplished achievement in community or as an aspiration in service to the Empire. The Calligraphy "chin chung pau kok" means contribute and serve the nation with all u have eg. skills, knowlegde, loyalty and etcs. Estimate to be from 19th century or earlier. In good condition and with nice patina. Enquiries welcome and no obligation....