Chinese Paktong Brass Copper Metal Ink Box Incised Calligraphy Scholar Republic
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Chinese Paktong Brass Copper Metal Ink Box Incised Calligraphy Scholar Republic:
Large Republic or earlier paktong and copper ink box. Chinese proverbs in the form of Chinese calligraphy were beautifuly, and masterfully hand-incised on the top of the box. Salutation and signature that were supposed to be seen at the left and right section were removed, which was possibly done in the Cultural Revolution period. The carving strokes were so deep some traces can still be seen even the characters were removed. Maker's mark is at the bottom.The box was very well made, all edges are straight and smooth. The cover and the body fit tight. Very intact, the original stone slab and its catch are still in place at the under side of the cover.
Length: 103 mm approx.Width: 71.50 mm approx.Depth: 27.50 mm approx.
Very good antique condition. One side of the frame inside the box split, which won't effect the functioning and presentation of the box. The inside of the box is full of ink stains. Lots of patina. Please see photos.Description is based on seller's experiences and opinions, not authentication. Photos are an important part of the description. Colors shown could vary a bit depended on screen effects. Please study well and email with any question.Payment: Paypal. Within three days of sale.SHIPPING: shipping charge includes insurance. DIFFERENCE GREATER THAN $5 FROM ACTUAL SHIPPING COST WILL BE REFUNDED.* Available maximum insured amount is different from one country to another. Please inquire.Return: We gladly accept return in the case that item received is significantly different from the description and photos. Item return must be in original condition.Refund is to the final sale price of the item.Buyer is in charge of return shipping.Please email your question if there is any.buyer is to agree with all terms in the description.