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China Antique Zitan Rectangle Reticulated Incense Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910: Item # 749461

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This is a wonderful reticulated rectangular box for holding incense sticks or perhaps brushes. There are dragons carved on the top and two sides and small ruyi at the ends. The top slides perfectly in and out of the box on a small track. A similar box appears at p. 101 in Wood For the Scholar's Table, usage not specified! L is 20.5 cm, width is 4.5 cm and height is 4 cm., dimensions are about the same as in the book. Made of zitan, about mid-19th century.