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A Collection of 7 Antique Chinese Burl wood Tobacco cases & a circular Chinese Belt Toggle from the 19th Century


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Collection No. TB-66
Size 9 - 11cm
A Collection of 7 Antique Chinese Burl wood Tobacco cases & a circular Chinese Belt Toggle from the 19th Century

Each of these old tobacco cases are beautiful forms with deep old patina from handling . The top right object in the photo is a round belt toggle made from burl wood & on the concave interior is a carved a lucky gourd where the string or rope would attach it to ones belt sash and robe.   These tobacco cases are rare, in the 40 years of collecting I only found these 7 pieces.  Every culture in the world makes small objects of beauty that are used and handled daily & admired by others. These tobacco cases are a great example of this, the simple elegant forms made from a beautiful type of wood that only looks better as it ages from use.  I am sure there must be more information about these Tobacco Cases and their forms, if you know of any other information about them, please let me know.

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