Antique Chinese Wedding Basket this enchanting Chinese Wedding Marriage Basket (circa mid-1800’s) is made of wood and bamboo, its original brass handle is securely perched on top of solid bamboo arms. Hand painted with gold and black paint on body and the lid features a Temple or Foo Dog.
Although there are visible signs of wear and paint loss that come with age, overall, this lovely Chinese Wedding Marriage Basket has survived the test of time and remains in good condition, expect patina and structure to reflect this items age, as pictured. The wood has expanded and split in some areas due to drastic changes in temperature and humidity levels over time which is to be expected but it adds to this items character and does not affect the integrity of the piece. The interior has a bit of white paper residue but comes off when wiped. If you have additional questions please ask for photos or video call to inspect the item.
This splendid basket is still able to be used for practical storage as well as be appreciated as a rare and unique decorative object. It is sure to spark conversation. And, if by chance, you happen to know of a special couple about to be wed, you might want to present this one-of-a-kind treasure as a gift. Fill it with love, good wishes, and of course, the finest treats.
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DIMENSIONS: 12.5” H x 12" Diameter
MATERIALS: Wood and bamboo with original brass hardware
FACTS & HISTORY: Traditionally, these baskets were filled with dried fruits, nuts, and sweets and were presented to the bride and groom at the wedding. Chinese culture depends heavily on symbolism to communicate messages through artwork. These baskets were decorated with an array of endearing hand-painted flowers, birds, animals and fruit branches that represent prosperous new beginnings, long life, and luck. Made from bamboo, a symbol of longevity, flexibility, and strength. Perhaps partners can learn a vital lesson about marriage from bamboo; it bends, but does not break.
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