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Antique Chinese Bamboo Tea Caddy Cannister

Antique Chinese Bamboo Tea Caddy Cannister

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1001502

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This is one of 2 hexagonal shaped tea cannisters which I have listed separately. This one has an incised spring scene of two young birds and a butterfly on one side. The other side has 2 sentences from the famous Tang dynasty poem by Lu Tong. The bamboo has darkened considerably with age. This cannister is from an estate in the US...Both the Chinese and Japanese used this shape tea cannister and Lu Tongs poems were also highly regarded in Japan, so it is possible the these tea caddies are Japanese in origin.