Ref. Number: 793

Country: China

Period: 19th Century

Material: Wood

Engraved Chinese Tobacco container

Engraved wooden tobacco container

This hand carved wooden container has been used to store smoking tobacco, and was worn hanging from a belt. The sides feature intricately carved flowers and branches while the top portion of the lid is dominated by a large Fu Dog, a mystical creature, part lion, part canine, that recurs in Chinese culture as a protector of the home and small children.

Engraved tobacco container

The top portion of the container slides up the string cord to reveal the hollowed out space in the bottom part of the container.

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