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Vintage Red and Black Lacquer Chinese Wedding Basket with Birds
A vintage, handmade Chinese Wedding Basket crafted of bamboo and wood with Birds and branches on the top and handles that's painted in black and red (for good fortune) with gold embellishments (for prosperity). The basket consists of three pieces; the top, mid tray and base with stationary handle and thus has two compartments. It measures 12.25 inches high and is 12.25 inches in diameter with the number 54 appearing on each piece. It shows its age via a 4 inch crack on the inside bottom that does not go through, a slight dulling of the lacquer in some areas, small cracks on the side of the handle base, and some loss to the lacquer on the handle corner (see pics). We are unsure just how old it is but can tell you it was given as a wedding gift to the person we purchased it from 30 years ago. She did not know its age at that time. Despite it small flaws it is still a very handsome piece that's both decorative and useful (think fruit or sewing supplies) and would make a thoughtful and unusual engagement, wedding or anniversary gift.
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