LATE 19TH C CHINESE ANTIQUE LG 28 WILLOWithCRVD BAMBOO WEDDING BASKET/BRASS DTLS
LATE 19TH to EARLY 20TH CENTURY C H INESE ANTIQUE LARGE, MONUMENTAL, 27 1/2 in HEIGHT, THREE-TIERED, WOVEN WILLOW & HAND CARVED FIGURATIVE SPLINT BAMBOO LOOPED HANDLE, DIM-SUM'WEDDING BASKET. INCISED, ORNAMENTAL BRASS CORNERS & BRASS DRAGON HANDLE PULL, COMPLETE with COVERED LID, THREE INDIVIDUAL STEAMING, ENCLOSED CHAMBER BINS & LACQUER PAINTED INTERIOR. [Three individual food serving chambers, allowing cooked food to vent steam & covered lid]. Late 19th-early 20th century C h inese vintage woven willow & carved bamboo & ornamental brass, decorative'wedding basket' food servers. 27 1/2 Height (hinged dragon handle down). 29 overall Height (hinged dragon handle up). In extraordinary overall antique condition and incredibly well-preserved, it only suffers from a very small amount of loss on one of the thin, reeded rattan horizontal bands, which accept the food storage enclosed tray located directly above it, approximately 1/4 in length.
Aside from this very small amount of damage, the 3-tiered, woven willow, highly decorative, late 19th to early 20th century C h inese antique'wedding basket,' has an intricately carved splint rattan, large looping carrying handle, with highly realized figuration and vertical, triple-banded, reticulated, scrolled edges. The looping splint rattan large carrying handle features incised, highly decorative, reticulated brass corners, footings and fancy, ornate, double dragon, hinged brass top handle. The brass has its original, naturally aged patina and hasn't been chemically cleaned or polished.
The finely woven willow sidewalls also still have their original sepia-brown painted finish which is lightly lacquered. There's woven willow accent trim.
A truly exceptional late 19th to early 20th century C h inese antique wedding basket. Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. Please scroll down the page to view enlarged photos below.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Baskets". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Monumental Dim-Sum server for part/event: Known for wedding celebrations
- Chinese: Vintage
- Type: Baskets
- Region of Origin: China
- Original aged brass patina: Original paint on woven rattan sidewalls
- Large: Monumental
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Woven willow, rattan, wood, brass
- Maker: Unknown Chinese maker
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Splint bamboo looping carrying handle: Bamboo handle carved w/detailed figuration
- Very good-Excellent overall vint cond: Untouched & undisturbed
- Authentic: Original
- Allows cooked food/rice to steam & vent: Keeps food warm, while allowing it to vent off
- 27 1⁄2\: 29\
- 18 1⁄2\: Weight: Approximately 5 to 6 lbs.
- No noticeable, visible damage: In very well-preserved overall vint cond
- Round cut wood plank bin bottoms: Glossy, highly reflective interior enamel paint
- 3 covered food bins: 3-tiered basket with cover
- Greco-Roman pattern sidewall bands: No holes, dings, dents, tears or loss
- Color: Sepia brown
- Antique Chinese decorative arts: Antique Chinese food servers & accessories
- Woven rattan basketry: Carved bamboo splint looping handle
- Late 19th to early 20th century: Circa 1885 to 1915
- Incised brass decorative corners/details: Double dragon decorated brass top handle
- China: Asia
- Wedding basket: Large, combined 3-tiered, covered food bins