Chinese Wooden Red Wedding Basket with Lid and Stand
This is a nice example of a vintage wedding basket from Southern China. It dates to approximately the second quarter of the 20th century and is made of wood. The bowl shaped basket is fitted with a removable lid and a tall curved handle, the wood is lacquered in red paint which has a fairly matt finish.
Wedding baskets were traditonally used in the 19th century China to store and carry auspicious fruits and foods for weddings. Red lacquer symbolizes good luck and great fortune. All wood panels were hand cut and held in tension by brass loops.
The basket is in good condition with minor marks of age and use.
I have included a red Chinese wooden plate or stand with the basket.
plate measures 22.5cms in diameter
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