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Chinese Qing Brass Bronze Incised Tobacco Carrier Folk Art Container

Chinese Qing Brass Bronze Incised Tobacco Carrier Folk Art Container


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 984840
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Chinese Qing dynasty folk art tobacco container designed to hang from a belt. The metal carrier is crafted of brass or bronze. One side is decorated with an incised figural design while the reverse side holds a calligraphic inscription. A removable cover should open to reveal a hollow interior, but I have been unable to determine how to open it. Late 19th to early 20th century. 3 1/4"L x 1 7/8"W x 1 1/4"D. Very good overall condition with considerable original patina. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s.