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Antique Chinese Wood Toggle of Nature

Antique Chinese Wood Toggle of Nature

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1230046

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Huangyangmu (rosewood) toggle representing the Three Friends of Winter- the pine, the bamboo and the plum trees.
Symbol of courage, longevity, integrity, perseverance and friendship. An animal, a cervidae? is also represented.
Beautiful patina, good condition with expected wear and tear due to its great age (see pîx). L: 5,5 cms. Could be 18th C. TCT 44 (see Bibliography)