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6517

Three Tiered Chinese Wedding Basket
Item No. 6517

19th Century, N/A, China
Lacquer over Wood
19.5" x 0" x 0"
( 49.53 x 0 x 0 cm)
(H x W x D)

The Chinese are renowned for creating elegant wedding baskets used as part of the “marriage negotiations”, and wedding baskets were included as objects that would have been donated by the bride’s family to enhance the desirability of the bride. The wealthier the family, the more orate the objects. This black lacquer three-tiered basket with gilt decorations of florals is inset with horizontal rows of woven bamboo. A gracefully arched lacquered and gilt handle extends almost fully down the side of the basket.

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