Chinese Willow Wood Water Pail
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: item # 680180
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Silk Road Gallery
PO Box 2175
Branford, Connecticut 06405, USA
|Made of beautifully grained willow wood, this early 20th century Chinese water carrier is just the right size and shape to hold magazines or newspapers. The tall handle is centered with a well done carving of a tree branch and two pomegranates, a traditional symbol of fertility in old China. The oval-shaped body of the vessel is made of curved willow wood staves fitted tightly together and held with two brass bands. Although the piece seems too handsome for its intended use as a water pail, the oval shape and strong stable handle most likely made it easy to carry. It is a fine example of the blend of aesthetics and ergonomics so often found on Chinese utilitarian items. The condition is excellent. Dimensions: height 18" (46 cm), width 15" (38 cm), depth 10-1/2" (27 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|