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Antique Chinese carved wooden tobacco container

Antique Chinese carved wooden tobacco container

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 955297

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This small hand carved wooden container would have been used to store smoking tobacco, and would have been worn hanging from a belt the same as a Japanese inro. Although similar types of containers would have used by both traditional Han Chinese and ethnic minority Chinese, this particular container is definately traditional Han Chinese. One side has a carved scene of a bird and branch, the other side has written characters. The top slides up the hand twisted string cord to reveal the hollowed out space in the bottom part of the container. This is a rare and charming artifact of Chinese folk art.