ANTIQUE PORCELAIN FAN SHAPED BOX
FEATURES: Beautiful, old Chinese porcelain box is composed of two parts, each with its own art. The top lid has the mountain and river scene, a traditional image favored by the Chinese elites. The bottom half features a beautiful blue koi fish, symbolizing the wealth of the family. Cinnabar colored bamboo leaves are found on the sides. Such a box was often used to hold water while the scholar created calligraphy art. Exquisite fan shaped rosewood stand was apparently custom made for the box.
DIMENSIONS: 2.5" h x 5" w x 2.75" d (with stand)
MATERIALS: Porcelain, wood
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made, hand painted
ERA: 19th century