Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape with antique satsuma bowl
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape showing bottom view
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape showing side view
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape open showing inside view
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape showing base and top view
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape with asian tray
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape split open
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape tilted on asian bowl
Chinese Vintage Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape full front view

Chinese Box Hand Carved Rosewood Chayote Shape

Regular price $ 195.00 $ 0.00

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This handsome Chinese box was hand carved of rosewood in the form of a chayote squash. In China, the chayote is known as the "Buddha's Hand Melon." Their shoots are relished in stir fry dishes, giving rise to chayote's other nickname "dragon-whisker vegetable." The beauty of this box lies in the classic simplicity of the Chinese master carver's work. The shapely body of the squash is smooth and sculpted. The lid is carved with leaves and tendrils in relief and is surmounted at the top with a stem that curves under the box to provide a raised "foot." The lower portion of the box's bottom has been cleverly smoothed flat, so the box gracefully rests evenly on any surface.

The rosewood was expertly worked for this box, so that it is not shiny, but appears to glow from within the grain. The box measures 5 1/2 inches long, about 3 inches wide at the bottom and stands about 3 inches high. In superb condition, with no cracks, chips or fading, it is a delightful piece of vintage Chinese carving.

**The antique Satsuma bowl shown in our photos is available here:

Satsuma Nuri-Tsuboshi Style Antique Tea Bowl Meiji Period Ca 1890

and the Chinese Rose Medallion platter shown is available here:

Chinese Rose Medallion Hand Enameled 10 Inch Round Tray

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