Wood Lantern Basket, Qing
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1900: item # 332092
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Silk Road Gallery
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Branford, Connecticut 06405, USA
|Beautifully designed and constructed of curved wood staves with a wrapped bamboo handle, this lidded container was used to carry tools needed by lamp lighters on their rounds. Five bands of ornamental carving encircle the basket. The lid is centered with a round carving representing the four points of the compass, and the base is carved with a diaper pattern in key design. The carvings, though plentiful, are restrained in execution and serve to emphasize the wonderfully balanced shape of the container. It is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 17-1/2" (45 cm), diameter 13" (33 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|