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Chinese Altar Piece

Chinese Altar Piece


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1412321

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Quirky miniature alter piece from a Chinese ethnic minority. This sourced in Yunnan in the late 1980s, and the item itself is circa 19th century. I am inclined to say this is a Miao/Hmong or Yao/Mien item. This intricately carved as a small table with a key fret pattern and “dou” shaped vessel with animal feet and lotus leaf pattern on top. A “dou” is used for holding ceremonial offerings to a deity or heaven in Chinese culture. The lid is missing and its true function is elusive (as mystery). H: 5.5cm/2.1 in and W: 2.6cm/1in.
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