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Antique Chinese Peach shaped inkbox with inkstone

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 713369

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A pair of cranes is carved into the top of this Qing Dynasty peach shaped inkbox. Inside the box remains a supply of dried ink and the on the inside top is an inkstone for "grinding" future ink. A pair of birds (considered to mate for life) was a common symbol used to represent a long and happy marriage. The Peach symbol represents long life. This combination (the peach with a pair of birds) was considered a suitable gift for the parents anniversary