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Antique Qing Bamboo Incense Holder

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 630413

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This bamboo incense "tube" probably dates to the early Qing, circa 1700. The bamboo is well-patinated, the carving is clear in well-incised. Shown are, among other things, scholar-officials ambling amongst pine trees. The ends of the tube have been closed with hand-carved rose-wood ends (they may be 25 years old). L. about 18 cm.