Carved Qing Water Storage Vessel
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1900: item # 275941
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|A small fish is carved into the handle of this late 19th century Chinese water pail. Its two-piece lid and festive red color indicate it most likely was used in the house to store drinking water rather than to carry water from a well or stream. A character written on the bottom of the base may indicate the identity of the artisan. The body of the wood pail is constructed of staves fitted into an oval shape in barrel fashion and held together with twisted brass wire. Remove one or both sides of the lid and this pail makes an interesting and attractive magazine holder. It is worn to a nice patina and is in very good condition. Dimensions: height 18" (46 cm, width 17" ( 43 cm), depth 11 1/2" (29 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|