there are no rips and no tears but clearly these shoes were worn numerous times.
The bib front and back are domed to a thickness of about 1 inch at the center and the piece spans over 10 inches side to side. The weight of the piece (approx 2 lbs)indicates that the piece is definately not hollow
The tea caddy is 10 inches tall and shows patinated wear marks and chips in the lacquer surface which would be expected on a piece of this age.
The kossu textile is in excellant condition. It is sur...
pendent measures approximately 4 inches tall and 3.75 ...
Copies of this book have been used by traditional Chinese doctors from its first publication...
This tiny pair of wooden shoes are meticulously carved, with pierced work on both sides and the soles of each shoe...scarcely 2 inches long...excellant condition